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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Marc LaVorgna or Brendan Gill

RELEASE: June 20, 2005

NJDOT announces temporary lane closure on Route 1

(West Windsor)   The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that starting on Wednesday, June 22 nd at 10 p.m., the left lane of Route 1 northbound from Quaker Bridge Road to Nassau Park Boulevard will be closed for the installation of the permanent center median barrier.   The left lane will reopen on approximately July 15 th . The installation is a part of the highly successful Route 1 Nassau Park Boulevard project.


Additionally, the center lane of Route 1 will be briefly closed from Wednesday, June 22 nd at 10 p.m. until Thursday, June 23 rd at 6 a.m.   From that point, three lanes of traffic will remain open with the center and right lane remaining open as well as a through lane on the service road until the left lane is reopened on approximately July 15 th .


The Route 1 Nassau Park Boulevard Project significantly improved traffic flow and reduced congestion on Route 1 by making improvements to the intersections of Route 1 & I-95, Route 1 & Quaker Bridge Road, and, mostly importantly, by removing the traffic signal and jug handle at the intersection of Route 1 & Nassau Park Boulevard.   The $3.4 million project began in June 2004 and was accelerated by NJDOT Commissioner Jack Lettiere last year so the majority of the work was competed by Thanksgiving 2004.   Roughly 70,000 cars travel that stretch of Route 1 everyday.


The permanent center median barrier will be the tapered concrete barrier that is used in many narrow highway medians (commonly called "Jersey Barrier"), to prevent vehicle crossovers into oncoming traffic.    The only remaining major work after the installation of the barrier will be the final paving of Route 1 and the connecting ramps.   The paving work will happen later this summer. (See map)


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