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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
Judy Drucker
609-530-4280
RELEASE: January 24, 2018


Route 1&9 Truck to be closed in both directions this weekend for priority bridge repair work between Newark and Kearny

Traffic to be detoured while structural repairs are made


(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure of Route 1&9 Truck between Newark and Kearny this weekend for priority repairs to the bridge across the Passaic River. Motorists can expect congestion and are advised to avoid the area.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, January 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, January 29, NJDOT’s contractor IEW, will close Route 1&9 Truck between Doremus Avenue in Newark and Central Avenue in Kearny for priority structural steel repairs to the lift bridge across the Passaic River. Inspections of the 79-year-old bridge found the rate of deterioration of structural members has advanced, requiring immediate repair.

Traffic on Route 1&9 southbound will have access to Central Avenue in Kearny. In addition, the ramps from Jacobus Avenue and Central Avenue in Kearny onto Route 1&9 Truck north will be open.

NJ Transit Bus Routes 1, 67, and 319 will be detoured. Customers traveling to Jersey City may take the PATH train from Newark Penn Station to access the shuttle bus, Journal Square or Exchange Place. PATH will cross honor NJ TRANSIT monthly passes and multi-zone tickets for the duration of the closure. For more information see NJ Transit’s advisory.

The following detours will be in place:

Route 1&9 northbound from Newark detour:

  • Traffic on Route 1&9 north should use Route 21 north just past Newark Airport, or they will be directed to Route 1&9 Truck north and directed to the exit for Doremus Avenue
  • Turn Left on Doremus Avenue and follow the ramp onto Raymond Boulevard westbound
  • Turn Right on Route 21/McCarter Boulevard northbound
  • Turn Right on Bridge Street and cross the Passaic River where the road becomes Harrison Avenue
  • Take the ramp to I-280 eastbound
  • Stay right and take Exit 17A/CR508 east toward Jersey City
  • Follow CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike to Route 7 eastbound
  • Cross the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge
  • At the traffic signal: Turn left onto Route 1&9 Truck north or Turn right onto Route 1&9 Truck south

 

New Jersey Turnpike Exit 15E to Route 1&9 north Truck detour:

  • Traffic coming from the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 15E will be directed to the ramp onto Raymond Boulevard westbound
  • Turn Right on Route 21/McCarter Boulevard northbound
  • Turn Right on Bridge Street and cross the Passaic River where the road becomes Harrison Avenue
  • Take the ramp to I-280 eastbound
  • Stay right and take Exit 17A/CR508 east toward Jersey City
  • Follow CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike to Route 7 eastbound
  • Cross the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge
  • At the traffic signal: Turn left onto Route 1&9 Truck north or Turn right onto Route 1&9 Truck south

Route 1&9 southbound from Jersey City detour:

  • Traffic on Route 1&9 south in Jersey City will be directed to stay right and follow signs for Route 7 west/Wittpenn Bridge
  • Traffic will continue on Route 7 and stay left for CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike
  • Take exit on right for I-280 westbound
  • Take I-280 west to Route 21/McCarter Boulevard south
  • Turn Left on Raymond Boulevard, which becomes Market Street
  • Take Market Street to Ferry Street
  • Turn Right on Foundry Street
  • Turn Left on Roanoke Avenue
  • Turn Left on Doremus Avenue and follow to Route 1&9 south

Route 1&9 Truck southbound/Communipaw Avenue detour:

  • Traffic at the intersection of Route 1&9 Truck south and Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City will be directed to take Route 1&9 Truck north
  • Traffic will follow signs for Route 7 west/Wittpenn Bridge
  • Traffic will continue on Route 7 and stay left for CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike
  • Take exit on right for I-280 westbound
  • Take I-280 west to Route 21/McCarter Boulevard south
  • Turn Left on Raymond Boulevard, which becomes Market Street
  • Take Market Street to Ferry Street
  • Turn Right on Foundry Street
  • Turn Left on Roanoke Avenue

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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.


 
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  Last Updated:  January 24, 2018