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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: June 8, 2016

Route 7 eastbound over Conrail
to be closed overnight this week in Kearny


Detour necessary as bridge repair project advances

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 7 eastbound will be closed overnight this week to allow for the rehabilitation of the Route 7 Bridge over Conrail railroad tracks in Kearny, Hudson County.

Beginning tonight Wednesday, June 8 and continuing until Friday morning, June 10, NJDOT’s contractor Konkus Corporation, will close traffic on Route 7 eastbound in order to perform demolition work at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning.

The following Route 7 eastbound detour will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday nights:

Traffic from Kearny to Jersey City:
  • Motorists traveling eastbound from Kearny to Jersey City will be directed to Schuyler Avenue to Harrison Avenue/CR 508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike to Route 7.

NJDOT has designed work on the $13.7 million bridge rehabilitation project to be performed in stages. The project is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2017.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the 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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