USACE Philadelphia District
Published June 30, 2023
Expiration date: 7/30/2023

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has requested Department of the Army authorization to conduct work in navigable waters of the United States and to discharge dredged and/or fill material into waters of the United States associated with improvements to the Parkway between Milepost 80.4 near the stream crossing of Jakes Branch and Milepost 84.1 near Interchange 83 at Route 9/166 crossing. The proposed project would include widening the Parkway, resulting in mainly three through lanes with adjacent collector-distributor roadways in each direction including safety and operational improvements at Interchanges 80, 81, and 82/82A. The proposed work is located in Beachwood Borough, South Toms River Borough, Berkeley Township, and Toms River Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. The stated purpose of this project is to improve accessibility, safety, and travel time along the Parkway from Milepost 80 to 83 by constructing the
missing Parkway access points at Interchange 80; providing additional traffic capacity and eliminating unsafe weaving conditions along the mainline and at interchanges; and correcting substandard design elements, where feasible. Public comments are requested by July 30, 2023. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment.