Get ready to start using overpasses on the Garden State Parkway. Pending weather, the overpasses on the southbound side of the parkway will be open by Oct. 2, according to an email from the state. The northbound side will be worked on throughout the winter. This is all apart of the project to remove lights on the Garden State Parkway at exits 9, 10, and 11. This is viewed as a big safety win for the area.