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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: March 3, 2016

Route 18 ramp to Route 1 to be closed tonight
Work on Route 18 over Route 1 project requires detour

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

Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight Thursday, March 17, until 5 a.m. Friday, March 18, NJDOT’s contractor Anselmi & DeCicco is scheduled to close the ramp from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound.

The detour for tonight is as follows:

Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound Detour:
The Route 18 northbound ramp to Route 1 southbound will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 17 to 5 a.m. Friday, March 18.

• 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.

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 summer 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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