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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: February 3, 2006

NJDOT advances $70 million safety
initiative on Routes 23, 46 and I-80

NJDOT announces upcoming lane closures

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced upcoming lane closures to widen and rebuild ramps and replace bridge decks on Routes 23, 46 and I-80 in Wayne, Passaic County.

The $70 million Route 46/23/80 project addresses Route 46 from the Passaic River to Galesi Drive in Wayne. The project includes bridge deck replacement, realignment and resurfacing, ramp modification and the addition of signs, lighting, guide rails and acceleration and deceleration lanes.

  • Starting on February 6 the right lane of traffic on Route 46 eastbound will be closed between the NJ TRANSIT overpass and the Service Road East merge, located near Wayne Ford. The lane closure will remain in place until November 2008.
    Location map
    (pdf 657 kb)
  • The left and right lanes of Route 46 westbound will be partially closed between Galesi Drive and the NJ TRANSIT overpass from February 7 through December 2006. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. Open portions of the lanes will be shifted to accommodate the lane closure.
    Location map
    (pdf 656 kb)
  • The right lane of Route 23 northbound over I-80 will be closed from February 9, 2006 through September 2008.
    Location map
    (pdf 656 kb)
  • NJDOT will close the Route I-80 westbound ramp to Route 23 southbound from April 2006 through January 2007. Motorists will be instructed to follow a 1.2-mile detour from the Route I 80 westbound ramp onto the northbound service road, to the West Belt Interchange and back onto Route 23 southbound.
    Location map
    (pdf 644 kb)

The Route 46/23/80 project is part of NJDOT’s $195.4 million initiative to improve safety on Route 46 from Clifton to Fairfield in Essex County.
Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully to protect themselves and workers in the construction zone. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com. Information regarding ridesharing, public transportation and park and rides serving the Route 23/46/80 project area also can be found online.

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