New Jersey Roads - Garden State Pkwy. - Int. 48-63 widening
Garden State Parkway Interchanges 48-63 widening
The widening begins south of Exit 48, where a new median is going in. The ultimate goal is to extend 3 lanes each way down to Exit 36, but the Turnpike Authority has done it in stages (63-80 has been open for a few years, 48-63 is opening as I type this in late 2014).
Across the Mullica River to Exit 50, where a new US 9 bridge is necessary to accommodate the extra lane. Just look how pitifully useless the deceleration lane is, being squeezed by the work zone on the left.
The new lane is being added on the right shoulder, and the Bass River bridge is getting widened. The last photo is East Greenbush Road overhead at Exit 52. The old bridge is half gone, waiting to be gone for good. It wasn't even adequate for the original highway, since it lacked room for a shoulder.
Now the new lane will be added in the median, since there's enough room for it. The second photo is at Stage Rd., and the last is at Exit 58 (CR 539).
From mile 61, once the third lane ends from the 63-80 widening, down to the other half of Stage Rd. construction.
Across the Bass River, then across the Mullica River. These are the last pieces of the 48-63 widening to open.
Finishing up with the other half of Exit 48 reconstruction.
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