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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Erin Phalon or Tim Greeley

RELEASE: April 2, 2008


NJDOT to open Grove Street ramp to Route 46 in Clifton


(Trenton)- Commissioner Kris Kolluri has announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on Wednesday, April 2 will open the new Grove Street ramp onto Route 46 eastbound in Clifton, Passaic County.

“The opening of the new on-ramp from Grove Street to Route 46 eastbound will provide easier access to the Garden State Parkway and Route 46,” said Kolluri. “This project demonstrates the importance of investment in the future of this vital stretch of Route 46 in Clifton.”

The opening of this ramp is a major milestone in NJDOT’s $18.5 million Route 46 and Van Houten Avenue/Grove Street interchange improvement project. The project includes the replacement of the Van Houten Avenue Bridge over Route 46 and the reconstruction of Route 46 from Rock Hill Road to Grove Street. As part of the project, NJDOT also added acceleration, deceleration and auxiliary lanes to Route 46 from Rock Hill Road to Grove Street. In addition, NJDOT added a new traffic signal and reconstructed the on and off ramps near the intersection of Grove Street and Van Houten Avenue.

The new Van Houten Bridge opened to traffic in January, 2008. NJDOT’s remaining work on the project includes paving Route 46 eastbound and westbound and its side streets, installing curbs, sidewalks, and overhead signs, and performing electrical work. The project is scheduled for completion in May, 2008.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website, www.njcommuter.com, for updates.



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