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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Erin Phalon or Tim Greeley
609-530-4280

RELEASE: August 11, 2009

 

NJDOT announces Route 440
resurfacing project in Bayonne
ARRA project will stimulate economic recovery

(Trenton ) – Commissioner Stephen Dilts today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will resurface Route 440 from John F. Kennedy Boulevard to north of 22 Street in Bayonne, Hudson County. In addition, NJDOT will improve five bridge decks on Route 440.

“This $3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project will provide much needed infrastructure improvements to Route 440 in Bayonne while boosting the economy and supporting the creation of jobs,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine.

On August 13, NJDOT will begin curb, sidewalk, driveway and drainage repairs and prepare to resurface Route 440. In addition, NJDOT will resurface, patch and install protective waterproof membranes on five bridge decks.

NJDOT will temporarily close a single lane of Route 440 overnight on Mondays to Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, from Fridays at 9 p.m. to Saturdays at 7 a.m., from Saturdays at 10 p.m. to Sundays at 8 a.m. and from Sundays at 9 p.m. to Mondays at 5 a.m. Temporary daytime shoulder closures may be necessary for curb and sidewalk repairs.

NJDOT may close the ramps connecting Route 440 and Avenue A, JFK Boulevard, 5th Street, Old Hook Road, and 22nd Street on Mondays to Thursdays 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, from Fridays at 10 p.m. to Saturdays at 6 a.m., from Saturdays at 10 p.m. to Sundays at 6 a.m., and from Sundays at 10 p.m. to Mondays at 5 a.m.

The project is scheduled for completion in December 2009.

Variable message signs will be installed on Route 440 to inform motorists of traffic pattern changes during construction. Construction information and real-time traffic updates are available at www.nj511.info.

ARRA will stimulate New Jersey's economy by creating or supporting thousands of transportation-related jobs and making long-term improvements to roads, bridges and the transit system. New Jersey's transportation allocation includes $652 million for highways and bridges and approximately $425 million for transit. That total includes approximately $164 million for county and local transportation priorities and approximately $19.5 million for transportation enhancement projects.

 
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  Last Updated:  August 11, 2009