Jimmie Leeds Road Parkway Ramp Going Away?
The New Jersey State Police have plans to build new barracks in Galloway Township where the "hidden" Jimmie Leeds Road Parkway ramp is.
For decades, we've all enjoyed using that hidden ramp to and from Jimmie Leeds Road at the end of the Atlantic City Service Plaza at mile marker 41 on the Garden State Parkway. Soon, that may be a thing of the past.
The New Jersey State Police have plans to build new barracks on the Parkway in Galloway Township to replace their half-century old building in Bass River Township. The barracks will be going adjacent to the restaurant building on the large plot of land that is currently home to that unsigned, unofficial "exit 41" Jimmie Leeds Road ramp that thousands of people use everyday.
However, travelers around Galloway may still be able to access the Parkway through a proposed $25 million "official" exit 41 and a redesigned exit 44 in Pomona, slated to cost an additional $25 million (the new barracks have a $7 million price tag).
Galloway Township elected officials are hoping to meet with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority soon, before any plans are officially set into motion.