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NJ Turnpike Authority to Open New East Windsor 8 Toll Plaza

All traffic will head through the new toll plaza beginning Saturday, Jan. 25.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has informed East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov that the new ten lane East Windsor interchange 8 toll plaza will be fully open on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The relocation and opening of the new Interchange 8 toll plaza will be done in phases which began on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at midnight and will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the early morning. Signage will be erected throughout the area to assist motorists during the conversion.

Starting Friday, Jan. 25, all traffic entering East Windsor through exit 8 will access the new toll plaza. The current interchange plaza, and all ramps leading up to it, will be completely closed beginning Friday and signs will be directing vehicles to the newly opened toll plaza.

Access to the new East Windsor interchange 8 toll plaza has been relocated to the east side of the Turnpike via ramps in the vicinity of the Route 33/Route 133 intersection. Recently installed traffic signals will enable vehicles to and from Route 33 and Route 133 to safely access and exit the New Jersey Turnpike. Completion of the new bridge linking the New Jersey Turnpike access and Route 133 is scheduled for late spring.

Early morning northbound traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike will exit at the new toll plaza starting on Wednesday, Jan. 23. All Turnpike traffic will exit at the new toll plaza as of Saturday, Jan. 26. The new toll plaza and all related accesses will then be fully open and functioning and will have replaced the existing Interchange 8 plaza and access.

The entire New Jersey Turnpike Widening Project remains set for completion in mid-2014. At the completion of the project, there will be a 12-lane dual-dual car-truck roadway from Interchange 6 to Interchange 9.

For additional widening project details and updates, visit www.njturnpikewidening.com, or call the Widening Program’s question line at 1-877-658-9433.

JP Gibbons January 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM
The actual fact is that the NJTP notified the world on its' website that there would be a phased in opening of the Interchange 8 Project this week. Mayor Janice S. Mironov (being the humble persone she is) put out a press release announcing it to the world as though she was the only one to have been advised. I look forward to the photos this week showing her cutting the ribbon opening the interchange for the turnpike. It is also interesting to note that according to the NJTP website Interchange 8 is the Hightstow East Windsor Exit but according to the Mayor it is all EW. I believe the current Interchange 8 facility is located in East Windsor, like the new one, but it was always identified as a joint exit. No need to be concerned EW residents about consolidation with HIGHTSTOWN. Mayor Mironov will just continue to name everything East Windsor until few remember there is or was a Hightstown. I seem to recall her arguments about identifying the joint Post Office as Hightstow and East Windsor to keep community identity intact. Looks like it works one way in her world. Sorry that is not a news flash either.
Claudine Scozzari January 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Ramp flooding already....
JP Gibbons January 24, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Sorry for the typos. Fingers were not moving as fast and accurate as usual due to the cold.
Big Dog January 25, 2013 at 02:39 AM
I have to believe more people are looking at the Patch vs. the NJTP website. I for one am happy Mayor Mironov put out a "press release", even if it wasn't needed.

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