A couple of things to watch out for this weekend on the Garden State Parkway in southern Ocean County...there are lane reconfigurations around Exit 67 (Barnegat) while construction on a new southbound entrance and northbound exit is underway.
Further south, there are also scary lane reconfigurations around the Bass and Mullica Rivers just south of the exit for Batsto Village. The replacement of the bridge has the toll road a mess!
If you're unsure about Parkway driving or driving in the Garden State, you can click here for some NJ driving tips! I also put together some interesting factoids for you to share while you're waiting in traffic on the Garden Parkway, Route 539 or Route 72 this weekend...
It's said that a phantom has appeared at night in the vicinity of the Toms River barracks of the New Jersey State Police since the completion of the Garden State Parkway in 1955. This phantom is very tall, wears a long topcoat belted at the waist, and waves his arms from the elbows in what has been described as a "strange football cheer."
New Jersey is home to the first boardwalk, constructed in Atlantic City circa 1870.
The Garden State Parkway is 174 miles long (though it might seem longer this weekend with so many Jersey Shore visitors).
Don't complain about mowing your lawn...the Garden State Parkway has over 3,000 acres of mowable land!
The largest kite flying festival in the world is held in Wildwood, NJ.
The Cohansey Aquifer, located beneath the New Jersey Pine Barrens, has more than 17 trillion (TRILLION) gallons of water, enough to cover all of the Garden State with 10 feet of water.
Tourism is the second largest industry in the state!
For up-to-date traffic advisories on the Garden State Parkway, click here! You can also call 732-PARKWAY!
Or you can see real-time traffic on the Parkway in Asbury Park here! Sorry, we're neglected here in South Jersey, we don't have any live traffic cams yet!
Enjoy your visit and take care of our beautiful natural resources!
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