On or around September 9th, the Forked River Service Plaza will close for construction, said in a release by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. A new facility is scheduled to open by Memorial Day, 2020.
The entire area (including shops, gas, restrooms, commuter parking and over-sized parking) will be closed to the public. The nearest Garden State Parkway rest stops are Monmouth (24 miles north) and Atlantic County (34 miles south.)
If you park in the lot to take an Academy bus to New York, the nearest Academy pickup will be at Interchange 91 in Brick on the northbound side of the Parkway.