New signs for NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

(AP) - Officials have agreed to spend nearly$32 million to replace signs that alert motorists to trafficproblems on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State

WOODBRIDGE - (AP) - Officials have agreed to spend nearly$32 million to replace signs that alert motorists to trafficproblems on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

The turnpike's red neon signs date to the 1950s and theparkway's dot matrix signs were installed in the 1990s. Officialssay both are limited in the amount of information they can display.

Turnpike Authority assistant chief engineer Rob Fischer tellsthe Asbury Park Press the new signs willhave the capability to provide more information with improved colorgraphics. Fisher says they can help a driver decide to take analternate route if there's an accident.

Similar signs are on the parkway north, just before the AsburyPark toll plaza and on the turnpike south near Interchange 12.

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