The NJTA (New Jersey Turnpike Authority) which also runs the Garden State Parkway has shown little regard for the environment. In the past few years, they've clear cut Pine Barrens to widen the Garden State Parkway in Southern Ocean County and points south to Atlantic County, now they are at it again, and have plans to remove most of the trees along the parkway between exits 83 and 100 to widen lanes and shoulders due to what they call "safety concerns".
The State's Governor, Chris Christie, likes to brag about how he is trying to get spending under control, yet this project has cost the state millions, and cost the environment dearly. No plans for bike lanes or pedestrian paths have been proposed either, the NJTA is hell bent on discouraging more environmentally modes of transportation.
Contact the following officials to voice your displeasure.
Maynard Abuan, P.E., Project Engineer
New Jersey Turnpike Authority
P.O. Box 5042
In: Regional News
Tags: New Jersey, Garden State Parkway, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Pinelands, Pine Barrens, Environment, Chris Christie, Politics
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