In an effort to keep you apprised of the proposed NJ Turnpike Authoritys Interchange improvement projects at Garden State Parkway Interchanges 41 & 44, please see the press statement and related documents attached below.
It continues to be a privilege to serve as the State Representatives for the 9th Legislative District.
CHRISTOPHER J. CONNORS, Senator – 9th District
ASSEMBLYMAN BRIAN E. RUMPF, Assemblyman – 9th District
ASSEMBLYWOMAN DIANNE C. GOVE, Assemblywoman – 9th District
Connors, Rumpf & Gove Receive Confirmation From Turnpike Authority: No Toll At Galloway GSP Interchanges 41 & 44
9th District Delegation Also Receives Response On Service Area – Jimmie Leeds Road Access Concerns
9th District Legislative Office: Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove received a formal response from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority that no toll plazas will be established at Garden State Parkway Interchanges 41 or 44 as part of the interchange improvement plans.
The 9th District Legislators had written the Authority after heightened concerns were raised among local residents after Governor Christie was asked during his recent town hall meeting held in Galloway, if there would toll plazas at either interchange. Connors, Rumpf and Gove, who attended the town hall meeting, worked jointly with Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino and Galloway Mayor Don Purdy to obtain a formal response from the Turnpike Authority on the toll matter in order to address constituents concerns.
Additional information provided by the Authority in its response to the 9th District Delegation included:
- $30 million will be invested to build a full Interchange 41 at Jimmie Leeds Road and to complete the partial Interchange 44 at Pomona Road
- The Authority plans to hold a public hearing in Galloway Township this summer on the Interchanges 41 and 44 projects
The 9th District Delegation also received a response from the Authority regarding residents concerns about access from Jimmie Leeds Road to the commuter service area located at Interchange 41.
In its letter, the Authority provides an explanation of how the design of Interchange 41 will work, as it relates to access from Jimmie Leeds Road. According to the Authority, the planned Interchange will allow residents to enter and exit the Parkway directly from Jimmie Leeds Road and in both northbound and southbound directions. The Authority also explained that once the Exit 41 Interchange is completed, the Authority will have no choice but to close the service road that now provides motorists access to the service area from Jimmie Leeds Road. Residents will be able to access the service area by entering the northbound Parkway by way of the White Horse Pike.
The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement regarding the Authoritys responses:
We are providing the information from the Turnpike Authority in order to keep local residents and officials apprised of the key aspects related to the interchange improvement projects.
Certainly, we were elated to receive confirmation from the Authority that there would be no toll plazas at either Interchange 41 or 44. That said, we never believed there was any permanent plan in place for tolls, as we had discussed the Interchange improvement project with Authority officials on several occasions over the past several months.
Regarding access to the service area at the Interchange 41, our Delegation will continue to work with local officials and the Authority to see if any modification can be made to existing plans that would allow for local residents to access the service area from Jimmie Leeds Road.
Copies of both New Jersey Turnpike Authority responses are attached.