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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: September 18, 2017


Route 46 overnight ramp and lane closures this week for bridge and drainage work in Passaic County

Separate excavation work requires daytime test blast


(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a series of overnight lane and ramp closures this week as the Route 3/Route 46 Improvement Project advances in Passaic County. In addition, NJDOT’s contractor, J.F. Creamer & Sanzari, is scheduled to conduct a test blast in preparation for future excavation work.

Route 46 Overnight Lane Closures
Beginning at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, each night this week, there will be a series of lane closures on Route 46 to continue the demolition and replacement of the Notch Road Bridge over Route 46. At least one lane will be maintained in each direction during construction. The lane closure schedule is as follows:

Tonight, Monday September 18, Tuesday, September 19 and Friday, September 22

  • Two westbound lanes of Route 46 will be closed starting just past Valley Road

Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21

  • Two westbound lanes of Route 46 will be closed starting just past Valley Road
  • Two eastbound lanes of Route 46 will be closed starting near Lower Notch Road

Valley Road Overnight Closure
Each night this week, Monday, September 18, through Wednesday, September 20 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, Valley Road northbound will be closed under Route 46, as well as the ramps from Route 3 eastbound and westbound to Valley Road northbound for drainage installation. The following detours will be in place:

Valley Road northbound

  • Traffic on Valley Road northbound will be directed to Route 3 eastbound to the next exit at Grove Street
  • Turn left onto Grove Street, cross over Route 3 and take the ramp to Route 3 westbound
  • Follow Route 3 westbound until it merges with Route 46 and take the Valley Road exit

Route 3 eastbound to Valley Road northbound

  • Traffic on Route 3 eastbound will continue to the next exit at Grove Street
  • Turn left onto Grove Street, cross over Route 3 and take the ramp to Route 3 westbound
  • Follow Route 3 westbound until it merges with Route 46 and take the Valley Road exit

Route 46/Route 3 westbound to Valley Road northbound

  • Traffic on Route 46 westbound will continue on to the second Valley Road exit
  • Traffic on Route 3 westbound will merge onto Route 46 and take the Valley Road exit

Excavation Test Blast
On Thursday, September 21 at approximately 10 a.m., NJDOT’s contractor, J.F. Creamer & Sanzari, is scheduled to conduct a test blast the intersection of Rifle Camp Road and Lackawanna Avenue. The test is in preparation for future excavation work related to water and sewer installation.

Traffic on Rifle Camp Road, Lackawanna Avenue, and Notch Road will be stopped for approximately 10 to 15 minutes while the test takes place. Traffic on Route 46 will not be affected. Measures are being taken to minimize the noise and impact, and the test will be monitored by several utility companies.

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 18, 2017