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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: June 7, 2016

Paterson Plank Road north
to be closed Wednesday in Secaucus


Traffic to be detoured during closure to
repair Paterson Plank Road Bridge over Route 3

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Paterson Plank Road northbound will be closed on Wednesday as the project to repair the Paterson Plank Road bridge over Route 3 in Secaucus advances.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Paterson Plank Road northbound will be closed just before Route 3 to pour new concrete for the bridge deck. Traffic will be directed to Route 3 westbound, under the New Jersey Turnpike to the Secaucus exit to Paterson Plank Road. Construction will not affect Paterson Plank Road southbound traffic.

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 to permanently replace the damaged steel beam and reconstruct the right northbound lane of the Paterson Plank Road Bridge over Route 3 began on March 29, 2016.

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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