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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: April 17, 2017


Route 1 southbound to be closed overnight this week for bridge deck replacement project in Trenton
Route 1 northbound exit ramp to Route 1 Business/Route 206
also closed


(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of Route 1 southbound and the Route 1 northbound exit to Route 1 Business/Route 206 northbound as construction to replace two bridge decks advances in Trenton, Mercer County.

Route 1 southbound closure

Beginning tonight at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning, both tonight, Monday, April 17 and again tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 18, NJDOT’s contractor is scheduled to close Route 1 southbound at the split of Route 1 southbound and Route 1 Business southbound for bridge deck replacement work. The following signed detours will be in place:

Route 1 southbound detour
(From 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning)

  • All vehicles on Route 1 southbound will be directed to stay right onto Route 1 Business southbound/Brunswick Avenue until the Brunswick Avenue Circle
  • From the Brunswick Avenue Circle take the Strawberry Street exit to continue back onto Route 1 southbound


Whitehead Road to Route 1 southbound detour
(From 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning)

  • Vehicles on Whitehead Road wishing to take Route 1 southbound will be directed to take Route 1 northbound, and make a U-Turn at Bakers Basin Road onto Route 1 southbound and follow the Route 1 southbound full closure detour listed above

Route 1 northbound exit ramp closure

Beginning tonight at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, both tonight, Monday, April 17 and again Tuesday, April 18, NJDOT’s contractor South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the exit ramp from Route1 northbound to Route 1 Business and Route 206/Strawberry Street/Lawrenceville for bridge deck replacement work. The following signed detour will be in place:

Route 1 northbound exit to Route 1 Business/Route 206 Detour

(From 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning)

  • Vehicles on Route 1 northbound will be directed to stay right immediately following  the Route 1 Business and Route/206/Strawberry Street/Lawrenceville exit
  • From Route 1 northbound, motorists will be directed to take the next exit onto Whitehead Road
  • At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Whitehead Road
  • Make a left onto Route 1 Business southbound/Brunswick Avenue and follow to the Brunswick Avenue Circle

The $7.6 million federally-funded Route 1 Business over New York Avenue and Route 1 Business over Route 1 southbound/D&R Canal project will replace two structurally-deficient bridge decks on Route 1 Business in Trenton. One ramp is on Route 1 Business over New York Avenue, and the other is Route 1 Business over Route 1 southbound/D&R Canal. The project will replace the bridge decks with new pour-in-place concrete bridge deck panels, parapets, guiderail and lighting. The project will be completed in stages with the majority of work being done overnight or on weekends to minimize impacts on motorists. The project which began in the fall of 2016 is expected to be completed by summer 2018.

Variable message signs and lane closure signs will be utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the deck replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weatheror other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.


 
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  Last Updated:  April 17, 2017