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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: April 29, 2016

Route 3 eastbound lane closures tonight in Secaucus


Closures necessary for Paterson Plank Road Bridge repairs

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 3 eastbound tonight as the project to repair Paterson Plank Road Bridge over Route 3 in Secaucus advances.

Beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 29 until 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30, the two right lanes of Route 3 eastbound and the left lane of the Route 3 eastbound service road will be closed for substructure repairs on the Paterson Plank Road overpass. At least one lane in each direction will be maintained during the construction.

In addition, there will be overnight work during the week requiring single or double lane closures on Route 3 eastbound for the next few months. At least one lane of Route 3 eastbound mainline will be maintained week nights during construction. The project is expected to be completed by summer.

The right lane of the Paterson Plank Road northbound bridge over Route 3 has been closed since February 2015 when a tractor trailer traveling on Route 3 struck the overpass. Temporary repairs were made at that time. This project will permanently replace the damaged steel beam and reconstruct the right northbound lane of the Paterson Plank Road Bridge.

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.

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