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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: January 30, 2018

Route 495 westbound ramp to NJ Turnpike closed overnight this week in Hudson County

Traffic to be detoured using Route 3

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced temporary lane and ramp closures for preliminary work in advance of the start of the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road rehabilitation project in North Bergen.

Beginning tonight, Tuesday, January 30 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, and continuing nightly until Friday, February 1, NJDOT’s contractor I.E.W. Construction Group Inc., is scheduled to temporarily close the Route 495 westbound ramp to the NJ Turnpike for utility and ramp widening work. Traffic will be directed onto Route 3 westbound for the following signed detour.

Route 495 westbound ramp to the NJ Turnpike Detour:
(From 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night)
  • Motorists on Route 495 westbound will be directed onto Route 3 westbound
  • Stay in right lane toward Secaucus, and take the Secaucus exit onto the Paterson Plank Road overpass
  • Travel over Route 3 and make the first right for Route 3 eastbound
  • Continue on Route 3 eastbound to the NJ Turnpike

In addition, to the Route 495 westbound ramp to NJ Turnpike overnight closure, at approximately 1 a.m. each night, the Route 495 westbound ramp to Route 3 westbound be will reduced to one lane. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and use caution.

The $90.3 million state-funded project to rehabilitate the nine-span viaduct includes repairs and reconstruction of the bridge deck, replacement and strengthening of deteriorated structural steel, and the repair and painting of the substructure. Construction will be accomplished in stages by first making improvements to local streets in the surrounding areas that will need to handle some of the diverted traffic during bridge construction.

Community Outreach
NJDOT created a project-specific website – www.RestoreNJ495.com – which contains a wealth of information about the Route 495 Bridge rehabilitation, and will be updated with relevant new information as work progresses. The Department is carefully coordinating the Route 495 Bridge rehabilitation project with other regional transportation infrastructure projects to minimize traffic congestion.

The Department has a project hotline telephone number, 201.408.8495, and email, DOTOutreachRT495@dot.nj.gov. Anyone who has questions, concerns, or suggestions is encouraged to contact the Project Outreach Team as work progresses.

NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of 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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  Last Updated:  January 30, 2018