Christie Declares State of Emergency, Eyes Shutdown of NJ Road Projects┬áreports on Governor Chris Christie’s declaration of a state of emergency and directive that state officials plan for a shutdown of road projects after the senate rejected a transportation funding plan. The governor has asked transportation authorities to list “which projects are deemed critical to commuter safety, and will continue and which will be axed until state lawmakers agree on a funding plan. . . .” State toll road projects would not be affected, according to a senate source.