A groundbreaking ceremony is set to commence on Monday, marking the start of a construction project to remove the traffic lights from the Garden State Parkway.

The $110 million project will improve safety and reduce congestion in the region by building bridges to carry the Parkway over local streets at Interchanges 9, 10 and 11.

 Anyone who's ever sat in shore traffic on the Parkway near Cape May Courthouse can understand the excitement of this day.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will hold the event on the lawn near the traffic signal at Interchange 11 – the site of one of the only three traffic lights on the 172-mile length of the Parkway.