Turnpike 14A Construction Update - 12/6/2016

Administration - 12/6/2016 3:40:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided updated information about the construction around the Exit 14A toll plaza.  The news items in this update cover activities through mid-December 2016.

In the toll plaza, renovation of the existing toll utility building continues.  Reconstruction continues on Lanes 11 and 12.

On the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE), during the week of December 12, sign structures near the corner of Avenue B and 58th Street, the corner of Avenue C structure and Garfield Avenue structure (by the PSE&G sub-station) will be installed at night from the Turnpike roadway.  Also during the week of December 12, the new variable message signs spanning the Newark Bay Bridge will be installed at night with other sign structure installations.

At the northern end of Avenue E, in the area of the roundabout, during the weekend of December 9, traffic will be shifted from the old connector bridge to the new connector bridge and connector ramps.  Traffic to the toll plaza from Port Jersey Boulevard may be diverted to Interchange 14B from Friday, December 9, at 8:00 p.m., to Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m., to accommodate the traffic shift. During the week of December 12, bridge demolition operation will resume in the former Daibies gas station area across from East 51st Street.  During the weekend of December 16, northbound Avenue E traffic will be detoured to a temporary alignment in the old Daibies property area.  Bridge demolition will take place over northbound Avenue E and the roundabout.  During the week of December 19, deep foundation drilling will resume for new bridge piers (columns).

On the new connector bridge between the toll plaza and Port Jersey Boulevard, new bridge deck construction is continuing.

Please be advised that pedestrian usage of the connector bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited.  In order to assist the public during construction, a shuttle bus service will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays with bus stops at Broadway & 55th Street, as well as Industrial Avenue and Port Jersey Boulevard.

At the intersection of Route 440 and Pulaski Street, ramp roadway construction is proceeding.  Bridge pier (column) construction is continuing in the Route 440 median. 

In the ramp area east of Route 440, structural steel is being completed for the ramp bridge over Pulaski Street.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Recreation - 12/6/2016 2:40:00 PM

Library to Hold Registration for Various Programs in the Children’s Room

Library - 12/6/2016 11:37:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Public Library will have registration for Parent/Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime.  Registration for these programs will take place starting Monday, December 12, at 9:30 a.m., through Friday, December 16, or until these programs are filled, whichever comes first.  The library will start registration each day at 9:30 a.m.  All programs take place in the Children’s Room in the public library at 31st Street and Avenue C.  The Winter Session for these programs will begin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

The library also announced another season of the Lapsit Program, which requires no registration. The Lapsit Program is for children 18-24 months of age.  This program takes place on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:30 a.m.  The Lapsit Program includes reading stories, singing songs, and playing with toys.  Parents must stay with their children for this program.

Parent/Toddler Time is for children 2-3 years of age.  Parents stay with their children during this program.  It takes place on Tuesdays at 10:30-11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Parent/Toddler Time includes stories, songs, and arts & crafts projects.

Storytime takes place on Wednesdays at 1:30-2:30 p.m. This program is for children aged 3-5 years old.  This program includes reading stories, singing songs, and doing arts & crafts projects.  The library asks that parents be certain that their children are ready to attend the program by themselves. Parents cannot stay with their children during Storytime, but must remain in the library building.

These programs fill up quickly, so the library urges parents to register early for Parent/Toddler Time and the Preschool Storytime.  Parents can register their children in person in the Children’s Room at the library.  Proof of the child’s age and the family’s Bayonne residency are required at the time of registration.  These programs are open to all Bayonne residents in the appropriate age categories.

Health Insurance Sign-Ups Set for Friday, December 9, in Bayonne

Health - 12/5/2016 4:24:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that assistance with health insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act will be available in the Bayonne City Council Chambers on Friday, December 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Staff from SRA International, the federal enrollment assistance contactor, will be on hand to assist with enrollment and representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Administration for Children and Families) will participate to provide information and answer questions.  Mayor Davis said, “Under the Affordable Care Act, various health insurance options are available.  The City of Bayonne is hosting this event, so that our residents have the opportunity to sign up for health coverage for the year 2017 before the deadline. I would like to encourage anyone interested in obtaining health insurance to come to this event.”  This event is presented in cooperation with the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), Bayonne’s community action agency.

Here are the most important dates for 2017 health insurance coverage:

December 15, 2016: This is the last date to enroll for coverage that starts January 1, 2017.

January 1, 2017: This is the date 2017 coverage can start if you apply by December 15.

January 31, 2017: This is the last day to enroll in 2017 coverage. The only exception is if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

For Medicaid, CHIP, and SHOP plans, people can apply at any time.

Bayonne City Hall is located at 630 Avenue C, between 27th and 28th Streets. 

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: December 5 - 10, 2016

AAA - 12/5/2016 11:14:00 AM

Monday, Dec. 5 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Closure
Monday, Dec. 5 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Closure
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Closure
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
Thursday, Dec. 8 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Closure
Thursday, Dec. 8 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
Friday, Dec. 9 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Closure
Friday, Dec. 9 - 11:59 pm – 8:00 am closure  

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform a Friday overnight closure. The bridge will close at 11:59 pm Friday, Dec. 9, and reopen by 8:00 am Saturday, Dec. 10.

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