Dear Valued Customers:
We wanted to provide an update concerning the upcoming NJ DOT restoration project on the route 495 helix. A meeting was held yesterday with the PABT, NJ DOT, and all bus carriers. It was announced that the construction will commence on Friday August 10th however the lane closures on 495 will not occur until Monday August 20th. The project is anticipated to last for 2 1/2 years.
The dedicated bus lane will remain active through the life of the project, but regular vehicular traffic will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 in either direction. Although the bus lane will be open in the morning, we do anticipate delays getting to the bus lane at the junction of the NJ Turnpike. It is still anticipated that traffic going into the City in the afternoon will be most impacted by the restoration project. The Port Authority additionally anticipates that westbound traffic on 495 will be minimally impacted throughout the course of the day.
We will unfortunately not know the true impact this project will have on the daily commute until the construction begins however we will remain in constant communication with the PABT & NJ DOT throughout the project. We again encourage you to visit restorenj495.com for further information and you can also sign up to receive email alerts related to the project on that site as well.
Thank you for your time.
Rockland Coaches, Inc.