Forked River Rest Area to Close on the Garden State Parkway
If you travel the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County then you definitely want to be aware that the only rest area in the county, Forked River, will be closing on or about September 9th, 2019.
According to the NJ Turnpike Authority ....The existing facility will be demolished and a new facility will be constructed. All services will be suspended at the Forked River Rest Area and this location will be off-limits to the public during construction.
There will be no food, fuel, restrooms, or commuter parking.
There is rumor that it will re-open by Memorial Day 2020. The price tag is estimated at 11.5 million dollars. So plan your travel accordingly as this will definitely affect many on their drive along the GSP. The Monmouth County rest area went through the refurbishment project last year.
What are some of the additions you'd like to see at Forked River?
I noticed this weekend that the GSP had notices on the roadway alerting motorists that the Forked River rest area will be closing for renovations on or around September 9th, so keep that in mind after Labor Day weekend as we get back to our regular schedule for the fall.
In addition, on the Turnpike the Vince Lombardi Service Area and the Richard Stockton Service Area will also under go construction projects beginning in September......