Work to Begin on Improvements and Road Expansion at Base of West Carteret Bridge

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman was joined by Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ron Rios to announce that major road reconstruction will soon begin at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue (CR604), Minue Street, and Post Boulevard, located at the base of the Turnpike Bridge in West Carteret. When completed, the $3.1 million project will result in significant widening of the intersection and clearly defined, dedicated turning lanes that will ease the traffic congestion that has plagued the area for decades.

“As a central connecting point between the NJ Turnpike, Route 1, and many other main avenues of transportation, Carteret has an infrastructure that undergoes a disproportionate amount of stress,” said Reiman. “These upgrades will significantly improve traffic safety, while simultaneously decrease commuting times in Carteret’s busiest commercial corridor.”

The project is funded through a combination of state, county and local capital funds. Roosevelt Avenue is a county-owned road.

Added Rios, “The only way to sustain local economic growth is to build an infrastructure that can support it. This project will provide yet another step in that direction. The Board of Chosen Freeholders is always looking for the best ways to invest in progress at the municipal level, and upgrading county-operated facilities and roadways is one of the best ways to do precisely that.”

Construction will begin this spring and is expected to take 18-24 months. Residents and travelers should expect significant delays while work is underway and plan accordingly.

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