TINTON FALLS: Garden State Parkway Exit 105 local, southbound will be closed for the next few months while final construction of the interchange begins.
The Tinton Falls Police Department posted on its Facebook page that as of Wednesday, Feb. 1, the new exit 105A/Wayside Road traffic signal has gone live and that the new exit will be used as a detour during the closure. The post states that Exit 105 local, southbound, could be closed for about 60-90 days.
"Heavy traffic is anticipated in the aforementioned area for the next few months," the post states.
Drivers can still use the express southbound lanes of the parkway exit and the northbound express and local lanes are not affected, Tinton Falls Police Capt. David Scrivanic told Word On The Shore.
The Exit 105 improvement project began in 2014 with the intention of completing the work in two phases.
The main first phase improvement at the Hope Road intersection included a new ramp from the Parkway North exit that runs between the Double Tree Hilton and the park and ride, and emptys out onto Hope Road. Hope Road was also widened north and south of Route 36, and new traffic signals were installed.
The second phase of the project included the construction of a new southbound connection to Wayside Road and the construction of a second northbound deceleration lane. When the new ramp reaches Wayside Road, a traffic light was placed at the intersection to allow motorists to make a left or right turn.
The improvements were made to improve safety at the interchange and make it easier to access Fort Monmouth which is currently undergoing a redevelopment.