P.O. Box 600
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: November 6, 2015
NJDOT to shift traffic on Route 94 Bridge over former
NYS&W railroad tonight
State-of-good-repair project advances
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic shift on the Route 94 bridge over the former NYS&W railroad in Blairstown, Warren County.
On Friday, November 6, at 6 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corporation, is scheduled to shift all traffic from the north side of the old bridge to the newly reconstructed south side. The shift will be completed by 7 a.m., Saturday, November 7. Temporary traffic signals will be used to alternate traffic until the reconstruction of the north side is completed which is expected to be in early 2016.
This work is part of the $4.7 million federally-funded project to replace the existing, structurally deficient bridge superstructures over the Paulins Kill near Bridge Street and over the out-of-service NYS&W rail line. Additionally, a nearby culvert running over another branch of the Paulins Kill has been replaced.
The Paulins Kill Bridge, constructed around 1931, consists of three spans approximately 161 feet long. The former NYS&W Railroad Bridge, also constructed around 1931, consists of a single span approximately 85 feet long. The culvert originally constructed in approximately 1900 and lengthened around 1930, consists of a three-sided reinforced concrete rigid frame with a span of approximately 12 feet. The length of the culvert is approximately 43 feet long.
The replacement of the superstructure at the Paulins Kill and former NYS&W Railroad Bridges is being performed in stages, closing one side of the bridge for reconstruction at a time with all traffic shifted onto the other half of the bridge.
NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work. Follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and visit www.511nj.org for travel advisories.