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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: May 13, 2016

Route 3 eastbound to be closed Friday night
in Secaucus
Closure necessary to repair Paterson Plank Road Bridge

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 3 eastbound will be closed tonight with traffic diverted to the service road as the project to repair the Paterson Plank Road bridge over Route 3 in Secaucus advances. Construction will not affect Route 3 westbound traffic.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14 the mainline of Route 3 will be closed completely with traffic directed to the service road to install new beams on the overpass. This is the second and last full closure of Route 3 eastbound necessary scheduled for this project. Traffic will be directed to the Route 3 eastbound service road with a tapered lane closure beginning just before the

Meadowlands/MetLife Stadium that will gradually close the two left lanes leaving the two right lanes open across the Route 3 bridge over the Hackensack River. After crossing the bridge, all traffic will be directed to the service road, which is two lanes.

In addition to the full closure of Route 3 scheduled for tonight, 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.

Route 120 southbound
The ramp to Route 3/Alternate to New Jersey Turnpike Lincoln Tunnel New York City will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14.

• Traffic on Route 120 southbound heading to Route 3 eastbound will be directed to stay right to use the ramp toward Route 3 east/Meadowlands Parkway Secaucus. Traffic will still be able to access the New Jersey Turnpike and the Lincoln Tunnel.

Paterson Plank Road northbound
Paterson Plank Road northbound also will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14 just before Route 3 with the following detour:

• Traffic will be directed to Route 3 westbound, under the New Jersey Turnpike to the Secaucus exit to Paterson Plank Road

Seek Alternate Routes

Motorists traveling east heading toward Secaucus and the Lincoln Tunnel are advised to seek alternate routes overnight, such as Route 46 or I-80.
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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  Last Updated:  May 13, 2016