2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 27 - HIGHWAYS
Section 27:23-23 - Turnpike project authorized; combining projects; Legislature must designate direction; consent of Highway Commissioner

NJ Rev Stat § 27:23-23 (2015) What's This?

27:23-23. Turnpike project authorized; combining projects; Legislature must designate direction; consent of Highway Commissioner
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, created pursuant to the provisions of chapter four hundred fifty-four of the laws of one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects at all or any of the following locations: (a) Beginning at a point to be selected by the Authority at State Highway Route No. 6 approximately three miles westerly from the westerly end of George Washington Bridge, and thence in a general southerly direction through the counties of Bergen, Hudson or Passaic or both, Essex and Union to Middlesex county, and thence in a generally southerly and westerly direction through the counties of Middlesex, Monmouth or Mercer or both, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and into the county of Salem to connection with a proposed new bridge across the Delaware river at or near Deepwater, Lower Penns Neck township, Salem county; (b) Beginning at the aforesaid point as selected by the Authority at State Highway Route No. 6, and thence in such general northerly direction as shall hereafter be specifically designated by the Legislature, through the county of Bergen to the boundary line between the State of New Jersey and the State of New York at a point which will connect with the proposed New York State Thruway or with a suitable connection to said Thruway; (c) Beginning at such point as the Authority may select as most feasible and practicable at or in the vicinity of Port street in the city of Newark, on the New Jersey turnpike which is now under construction and thence in a general easterly direction across Newark bay to such point in Hudson county on or adjacent to the easterly shore of Newark bay as the Authority may select as most feasible and practicable, and thence across Hudson county along such route as the Authority may select as most feasible and practicable to connection with the Holland tunnel; (d) Beginning in the general vicinity of the interchange of the New Jersey turnpike which is now under construction in Bordentown township, Burlington county, or southward thereof at or near a new interchange at a point on the New Jersey turnpike now under construction which the Authority may select as most feasible and practicable, and thence in a general westerly direction to a point on or near the Delaware river and across the Delaware river, to provide a connection with the Pennsylvania Turnpike System, by means of a bridge which the Authority is hereby authorized to construct, operate and maintain, either alone or in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, or for the construction, operation and maintenance of which the Authority is hereby authorized to contract with said commission, pursuant to such compact as may be entered into between the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and (e) Beginning at a point to be selected by the Authority at the presently constructed New Jersey Turnpike in the county of Hudson, Union or Essex which the Authority may select as most feasible and practicable, and thence in a general westerly direction through the counties of Hudson, Union or Essex, or one or more of said counties, Morris and Warren, to a point on or near the Delaware river, at or near Phillipsburg or at or near Columbia, to be selected by the Authority, and across the Delaware river, to provide a connection with the Pennsylvania Highway System by means of a proposed new or then existing bridge; provided, however, that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority may, for purposes of financing, construction, operation and maintenance, combine with the turnpike project now under construction at the location described above in subdivision (a) of this section one or more of the turnpike projects at the locations described above in subdivisions (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this section, and combine any two or more of the turnpike projects at the locations described above in said subdivisions (b), (c), (d) and (e), if said Authority shall by resolution or resolutions determine one or more of such combinations to be desirable; and provided further, that no construction shall be commenced at the location described above in subdivision (b) of this section until the Legislature shall first specifically designate the direction thereof and until the State Highway Commissioner of this State shall have first filed with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority his consent in writing to the construction of a turnpike project at such location; and provided further, that no construction shall be commenced at the location described above in subdivisions (c) or (e) of this section until the State Highway Commissioner of this State shall have first filed with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority his consent in writing to the construction of a turnpike project at such location.

L.1949, c. 41, p. 121, s. 1. Amended by L.1950, c. 2, p. 23, s. 1; L.1951, c. 286, p. 1030, s. 1; L.1952, c. 334, p. 1072, s. 1.


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