Nov 02, 2011 - MAYOR BOOKER ADVISES NEWARK RESIDENTS AND VISITORS THAT AREA AROUND CITY HALL AND DOWNTOWN NEWARK WILL EXPERIENCE TRAFFIC DELAYS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, DURING THE HOURS OF 7 A.M. UNTIL 7 P.M.
MAYOR BOOKER ADVISES NEWARK RESIDENTS AND VISITORS THAT AREA AROUND CITY HALL AND DOWNTOWN NEWARK WILL EXPERIENCE TRAFFIC DELAYS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4,
DURING THE HOURS OF 7 A.M. UNTIL 7 P.M.;
Expect traffic delays in Downtown Newark along Broad Street, Market Street, Raymond Boulevard, and McCarter Highway
NJ Transit buses and light rail services will also be adjusted; Visit njtransit.com for service information
Newark, NJ – November 2, 2011 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, the Municipal Council, Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio, Police Chief Sheilah A. Coley and NJ TRANSIT are advising Newark residents and visitors that on Thursday, November 3 and on Friday, November 4, during the hours of 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., there will be trafficdelays in the area around City Hall and Downtown Newark along McCarter Highway, Market Street, Raymond Boulevard, Broad Street, Mulberry Street, Halsey Street, Washington Street, and University Avenue, due to intermittent street closures and bus re-routing.
Newark Police will intermittently close the section of Raymond Boulevard between Mulberry Street and Broad Street to all trafficat various periods of time throughout the day. Residents and visitors are advised to allow for extra time when traveling to downtown Newark due to traffic delays. “There are no street closures scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, November 3 or Friday, November 4. However, there will be intermittent closures at different intervals throughout the day. Please allow for extra time when traveling downtown Newark and be prepared for some traffic delays” stated Newark Police Spokesperson Sgt. Ronald Glover.
NJ TRANSIT is also advising customers of adjustments to Newark Light Rail and bus service in downtown Newark on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 at Military Park Station. As a result of the filming, the Newark Light Rail will not operate between Newark Penn Station and Orange Street Station and between Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Station on both days.
In addition, buses that normally operate on Raymond Boulevard will be rerouted to Market Street due to intermittent road closures on Raymond Boulevard between McCarter Highway, Mulberry Street and Broad Street. To minimize delays, the City of Newark has provided NJ TRANSIT with a dedicated bus lane on Market Street. NJ TRANSIT is posting printed customer service notices and other signage at all Newark Light Rail stations. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT ambassadors or operations personnel will be on-hand at stations with substitute bus service to personally assist customers during peak service times. To accommodate customers, alternate bus service will be provided; details are outlined at www.njtransit.com. For service information, please visit www.njtransit.com or call NJ TRANSIT at (973) 275-5555.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW― GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN NEWARK ON NOVEMBER 3-4, 2011:
1.) ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF TIME FOR YOUR COMMUTE!
2.) Trafficdelays in the area around City Hall and Downtown Newark along the following streets:
· McCarter Highway
· Market Street
· Raymond Boulevard
· Broad Street
· Mulberry Street
· Halsey Street
· Washington Street
· University Avenue
*Due to intermittent street closures and bus re-routing at various intervals throughout the day.
3.) Expect traffic delays tomorrow and Friday. If you take the Light Rail or bus, log onto NJ Transit's info link below: (bus)
Temporary Bus Stop Relocations in Downtown Newark (Raymond Blvd.) due to Movie Production - November 3rd & 4th, 2011
4.) If you take the light rail, please log onto NJ Transit’s link here:
Newark Light Rail: Alternate Bus Service & Boarding Changes due to Partial Close of Newark Light Rail for Movie Production - November 3rd & 4th, 2011
For information about any City of Newark program or policy, contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311.
NJ TRANSIT Communications: Courtney Carroll – (973) 491-7078
Newark Police Department Public Information Office
Sgt. Ronald Glover– (201) 396-4636