Did state do adequate to advise drivers about Parkway trade calamity on Saturday?

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EAST BRUNSWICK — A work plan took drivers on a Garden State Parkway by warn on Saturday causing hour-long delays and 7-mile backups.

New Jersey Turnpike Authority orator Tom Feeney pronounced Tuesday that a group expelled 17 warnings about a closure of 3 lanes nearby Exit 129 for a Turnpike in Woodbridge to drivers on several platforms on Saturday. The alerts were posted on a New Jersey Department of Transportation’s 511 website, a Turnpike website, a SafeTruipNJ app and a 511 phone system.

“The work that was finished this weekend was a finish of a overpass construction plan that has been underway for about a past year,” Feeney pronounced in an email. “The executive was stealing barrier, paving, striping and differently returning a alley to a pattern it was in before a work on a southbound side began.”

But, there was no allege warning expelled by a Turnpike Authority before to a work being set adult on Friday night.

“It’s really frustrating that there was zero out about this work forward of time,” pronounced New Jersey Fast Traffic’s Bob Williams, whose trade reports are listened mornings on New Jersey 101.5. “It’s good that they put out a alerts though if they had let us know forward of time drivers could have designed a opposite track to equivocate a delays.”

There were no delays by a area on Sunday, according to Feeney.

Veteran trade contributor Bernie Wagenblast, who reported on a delays on Saturday, was also astounded during a miss of warning.

“They should have seen what happened final year when they had a integrate of lanes sealed in a Sayreville/Cheesequake area and there were identical large delays,” Wagenblast said.

The final warning posted during 7:31 p.m. on Saturday pronounced there were “delays and pockets of volume” of about 2 miles. However, Wagenblast pronounced that hours after people were still removing stuck.

“Either they missed a warnings on a signs and on a radio, in further to 511, or they knew usually one approach to go and went anyway. Some, perhaps, didn’t trust a warnings,” Wagenblast said.

Feeney pronounced identical work on a northbound side is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Apr 21 by Sunday, Apr 23.

Contact contributor Dan Alexander during Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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