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The following projects on Route 46 are in progress:

Routes 46/23/I-80 Interchange, Wayne

Fall 2005 - November 2008 (100 percent complete)

$86.1 million

The bridge decks will be replaced and resurfaced. The work also includes new geometry, signs, lighting, guide rails, acceleration and deceleration lanes. This project was finished in September 2008 ahead of schedule.

Overview
The Route 46, Route 23 and I-80 Interchange in Wayne is one of the busiest crossroads in the state, carrying over 300,000 vehicle a day. In addition, it serves major area businesses, including the Willowbrook Mall.

This $66 million multiple stage project, that includes rebuilding eight bridges is expected to last two and a half years. Construction began in Fall 2005.

The work is intended to enhance safety and operations among the intersecting highways and address the deteriorating condition of the existing roadways and bridges.

  • Bridges will be reconstructed and/or widened to improve overall condition, to increase vertical clearance and to increase shoulder widths.
  • Route 46 westbound will be widened to provide acceleration and deceleration lanes at Galesi Drive.
  • Route 46 eastbound will be widened to provide a continuous auxiliary lane between the Service Road East and Riverview Drive.
  • The Route 46 westbound Service Road between the ramp and the West Belt overpass ramps to Willowbrook Mall will be replaced with an auxiliary lane to increase the weave distance.
  • Route 23 northbound roadway beneath NJ TRANSIT's Boonton Line structure will be widened to provide a fourth lane giving two ramps their own lane.
  • One ramp will be removed and traffic will be directed to an existing ramp to provide a longer weave section on Route 23 northbound.
  • The exit from the Willowbrook Mall to Route 46 eastbound will be relocated to the west and Route 46 will be widened to provide an auxiliary lane.
  • A portion of Fairfield Road (County Route 679) will be relocated to improve its connection with Route 46 westbound.
  • All signage will be improved and new overhead signs will be placed to direct motorists from Route 23 southbound to I-80 westbound.
  • Illumination levels throughout the interchange will be increased to improve nighttime visibility.

Van Houten Avenue, Grove Street Interchange, Clifton

November 2004 - June 2008
(100 percent complete)
$28.3 million
The bridge will be replaced, ramps and intersection reconstructed and acceleration and deceleration lanes added.

Union Boulevard (Route 62), Totowa

March 2005 - July 2008 (100 percent complete)
$47.2 million
The bridge will be replaced, ramps and intersection reconstructed and acceleration and deceleration lanes added.

Browertown Road Interchange, Little Falls and West Paterson

June 2004 - February 2007 (100 percent complete)

$50.8 million
This work has changed the ramps, lengthened acceleration and deceleration lanes and added access for businesses, bicyclists and pedestrians. This project was finished in December 2006 ahead of schedule.

Peckman River Bridge, Little Falls

July 2004 - May 2007 (100 percent complete)

$9.3 million
The bridge has been replaced by one with six lanes, shoulders and sidewalks. This project was finished in December 2006 ahead of schedule.

Fairfield and Two Bridges Road, Fairfield

November 2004 - November 2006
(100 percent complete)
$12.2 million
New acceleration and deceleration lanes, new signs and striping were completed in this project.
 
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