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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: September 24, 2015

Route 18 ramp to Route 1 to be closed this weekend as bridge work continues

Utility relocation work on ramp requires detour

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a ramp closure this weekend on Route 18 over Route 1 as utility work on the Route 18 Bridge over Route 1 in New Brunswick, Middlesex County advances.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and should plan alternate routes or modes if possible.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, September 26, until 11 a.m. Sunday, September 27, NJDOT’s contractor Anselmi & DeCicco will close a ramp from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound to perform utility work on the ramp.

The scheduled closure and detour for this weekend is as follows:

Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound Detour:
The ramp from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Motorists traveling from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound will be directed to Route 1 northbound and exit at the Woodbridge Avenue Interchange to Route 1 southbound.

Throughout the next few months, there will be additional lane and ramp closures, as well as traffic patterns shifts, at the Route 18 and Route 1 interchange. NJDOT will announce any closures before they are implemented.

The $30 million bridge replacement project is utilizing accelerated bridge construction techniques to minimize impacts to motorists. This involves the use of rapidly deployed moveable construction barrier curb and prefabricated bridge deck. The project is expected to be completed by June 2016.

Portable and overhead variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 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 real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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  Last Updated:  September 24, 2015