Turnpike Extension Holland Tunnel Entrance
Turnpike Extension Holland Tunnel Entrance

Safe Streets JC will hold a virtual workshop at 7 pm tonight on the $4.7B widening of the turnpike extension (I-78) from Newark to Bayonne and through Jersey City.

According to the group, “the additional traffic will make our local streets clogged and unsafe, and the resulting pollution would heap injustice on top of historical injustice for the residents of Newark and Hudson County.”

EmpowerNJ, a statewide environmental group working on climate change issues will talk about two legal petitions they’ve filed to the NJDOT and NJTA to stop this project.

SustainableJC will talk about “asthma alley” and their air quality monitoring efforts.

SafeStreetsJC will talk about opposition efforts, how you can help, and smart alternative investments that would improve transportation and quality of life in the region while helping with the problem of climate change.