The public hearing yesterday on the lane and shoulder widening and upgrades to interchanges 91 and 83 of the Garden State Parkway allowed the public to view the project plans.
The plan will affect at least one of the main connector points for residents in the Point Pleasant Boro and Beach area.
Here are some of the maps on display at the event.
The Brick Civic Plaza displayed the project — which stretches from miles 83 to 100 on the parkway — in multiple map boards.
The main initiative to the project is to widen the shoulders and lanes along these miles, which are all lanes in blue. Shoulders and right-of-ways that are used as part of the widening to 12 foot shoulders are along the roadways in gray.
Reddened areas denote bridges that will be widened. In Ocean County, bridgework at Route 571, Old Freehold Road and Church Road also means the roads underneath will be widened by the Ocean County Roads Department.
A connector road will be built at exit 83, which will serve as an entrance and exit ramp to parkway northbound and will also serve as a bypass between Route 9 and 571 intersecting with Intermediate North Way.
A connector road will also be built between exits 88 and 89, running parallel to the parkway northbound. This will allow for safer decelaration off the parkway and allow drivers to merge northbound from Route 70 onto the connector road instead of entering parkway traffic immediately.