Route 22 ramp to Routes 1 & 9 southbound local closed and detoured tonight near Haynes Avenue in Newark
One lane on Routes 1 & 9 to be closed tonight as well
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight ramp and lane closures from Route 22 eastbound to Routes 1 & 9 southbound local near Haynes Avenue as the improvements project advances in Essex County.
Beginning at 9 p.m., tonight, Monday, May 21 until 6 a.m. the next day, and continuing each night through Thursday, May 24, NJDOT’s contractor Anselmi and Decicco, Inc. will close one lane on Routes 1 & 9 left southbound local, leaving one travel lane open.
In addition, beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Monday, May 21 until 6 a.m. the next day, and continuing each night through Thursday, May 24, the Route 22 eastbound ramp to Routes 1 & 9 southbound local will be closed and detoured to complete electrical and paving work and to remove the temporary concrete construction barrier.
Route 22 eastbound to Routes 1&9 southbound overnight detour:
- Motorists on Route 22 eastbound will be directed to continue to Route 21 northbound
- Take the exit for South Broad Stree
- Turn right onto Emmett Street
- Turn right onto Route 21 southbound
- Merge with Routes 1&9 southbound
The $14.2 million federally-funded Routes 1&9/Haynes Avenue operational improvements project is designed to improve safety and traffic flow by constructing a new roundabout at the intersection of Routes 1&9 southbound, Haynes Avenue, and Bessemer Street, adding a third lane and shoulder between the Haynes Avenue exit ramp and the Anheuser-Busch entrance ramp, a realignment of the Routes 1&9 southbound ramps, and new pavement on the roadways in the area. The project is being accomplished in stages, and is expected to be completed in summer 2018.
Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.
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 and our Facebook page.