Weekend closure of the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge announced
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River in Jersey City and Kearny, Hudson County is scheduled to be closed this weekend for maintenance repairs.
NJDOT’s maintenance bridge contractor, I.E.W. Construction, plans to close the bridge to traffic from 10 p.m. Friday, September 23 until around 5 a.m. Monday, September 26. NJDOT is expected to implement additional full weekend closures of the Wittpenn Bridge over the next few weekends, weather permitting.
The following detours will be in effect during all full closures of the bridge:
• Route 7 eastbound traffic will take Fish House Road to Pennsylvania Avenue to Central Avenue and then continue to Route 1&9T northbound and return to Route 7.
• Route 7 westbound traffic will take to Route 1&9T southbound to Central Avenue and then continue to Pennsylvania Avenue to Fish House Road and return to Route 7.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for construction updates and real-time travel information.