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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: September 1, 2017


UPDATED

Revised truck detour and start date for Notch Road Bridge over Route 46 closure in Passaic County

Truck detour to use Browertown Road


(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a revised truck detour and a new start date for the full closure of the Notch Road Bridge over Route 46, as the Route 3/Route 46 Improvement Project advances in Passaic County.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, September 8, NJDOT’s contractor, J.F. Creamer & Sanzari, is scheduled to close the Notch Road Bridge over on Route 46 in Woodland Park, for approximately four months to allow the bridge to be reconstructed. The original start date of Tuesday, September 5 was pushed back to allow PSE&G to complete utility work south of the bridge that requires full daytime closures of Notch Road.

In response to public input, the truck detour has been revised to utilize the Route 46 westbound Browertown Road exit rather than the Lower Notch Road exit. Cars may still use the Route 46 westbound Lower Notch Road exit if they choose. The other detours are unchanged.

As part of the closure, Lackawanna Avenue southbound will reopen to allow for two-way traffic, and the ramp from Notch Road north to Route 46 eastbound has been reopened to allow detours that minimize the disruption to traffic. The following signed detours will be in place:

Revised Truck Detour – Route 46 west to Notch Road South:

• Trucks on Route 46 west wishing to take Notch Road south will continue Route 46
• Take the exit for Browertown Road
• Turn right, cross under Route 46, and take the entrance ramp to Route 46 east
• Take the exit for Notch Road/CR 633 south

Notch Road/CR 633 north to Rifle Camp Road/Route 46 westbound detour:

• Motorists on Notch Road north will be directed to Route 46 east
• Keep right at the fork to take Route 3 east
• Take the Valley Road/CR 621 north exit and turn left to get on Route 46 west
• Stay to the right and take the Great Notch/Cedar Grove exit

Notch Road/CR 633 south detour:

• Motorists on Notch Road south will be directed to turn onto Lackawanna Avenue/CR 632 north
• From Lackawanna Avenue, traffic will turn left onto Lower Notch Road to Route 46 east
• Take the first exit for Notch Road/CR 633 south

Route 46 west to Notch Road south detour:

• Route 46 west traffic wishing to take Notch Road south will take the Great Notch/Cedar Grove exit
• Turn onto Lackawanna Avenue/CR 632 north
• From Lackawanna Avenue, traffic will turn left onto Lower Notch Road, cross under Route 46, and turn right onto the entrance ramp to Route 46 east
• Take the first exit for Notch Road/CR 633 south

The $40.8 million federally-funded Contract A portion of the Route 3, Route 46, Valley Road and Notch/Rifle Camp Road Interchange Improvements project, which started construction in January 2016, includes the construction of a new two-way service road, three signalized intersections, and two single-lane roundabouts parallel to Route 46 westbound to remove local traffic from the state highway. The project is being accomplished with two contracts, and is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the interchange improvements project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road or ramp closures.

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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.


 
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  Last Updated:  September 1, 2017