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PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS, PLAZA SET TO OPEN IN SOUTH AMBOY

Safety improvements also support local redevelopment

March 10, 2005
NJT-05-032

NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, State Assemblyman John Wisniewski, South Amboy Mayor Jack O’Leary and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington will gather tomorrow to cut the ribbon on the new pedestrian overpass and plaza that will enhance the safety of people walking across the Augusta Street rail crossing in South Amboy.

The $4.8 million construction project, made possible with funds secured by Congressman Pallone, underscores NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to rail safety and local development efforts. The project includes a pedestrian plaza, two new elevators, stairs, landscaping, lighting and signage.

The South Amboy Station serves approximately 1,075 daily riders.

WHO: U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone
State Assemblyman John Wisniewski
South Amboy Mayor Jack O’Leary
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington

WHAT: Opening of pedestrian overpass and plaza

WHERE: 135 Broadway between Church Street and Augusta Street,
South Amboy

WHEN: Friday, March 11, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.