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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Judith Drucker
609-530-4280
RELEASE: June 29, 2018


Route 46 eastbound to be closed and detoured beginning tonight for Bridge over Piaget Avenue project in Clifton

Lane and ramp closures needed on Route 46 westbound and Piaget Avenue


(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 46 eastbound will be closed and detoured this weekend as the Bridge over Piaget Avenue replacement project progresses in Clifton, Passaic County. Route 46 westbound also will have single lane closures overnight and the ramps to and from Piaget Avenue to Route 46 will be closed and detoured beginning tonight.

The $5.1 million federally-funded bridge project is using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques allowing the construction to be completed over two weekends to minimize disruption to the traveling public.

The multiple lane and ramp closures this weekend are necessary so NJDOT’s contractor, Anselmi & DeCicco, Inc., can demolish and reconstruct the bridge and approach slab on the eastbound side of Route 46 over Piaget Avenue. In July, the westbound side of the bridge will be demolished and reconstructed over a single weekend. NJDOT will provide information in advance of that work taking place. The following closures and detours will be in place this weekend.

Route 46 eastbound
Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, June 29, the left lane of Route 46 eastbound will be closed with one travel lane maintained. At 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, Route 46 eastbound will be fully closed and detoured between Day Street and Trenton Avenue until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3. The following detours will be in place:

Route 46 eastbound local detour:
  • Motorists will be directed to take Piaget Avenue exit
  • Follow Piaget Avenue eastbound to Lexington Avenue
  • Left on Lexington Avenue
  • Left onto Route 46 eastbound ramp
Route 46 eastbound local detour:
  • Motorists traveling Route 46 eastbound will exit at Broad Street/CR 509
  • Take Broad Street/CR 509 north and merge onto Route 19
  • Take I-80 eastbound
  • Take Exit for Route 20 southbound
  • Take Crooks Avenue Exit to Route 46 westbound

Route 46 westbound
The left lane of Route 46 westbound will be closed between Route 21 and Day Street during the overnight hours from Friday through Tuesday morning on a varied schedule. One lane will be maintained at all times. The lane closure schedule is as follows:

Left lane closure schedule:

  • Friday, June 29: 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 30
  • Saturday, June 30: 9:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. Sunday, July 1
  • Sunday, July 1: 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 2
  • Monday, July 2: 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3

Piaget Avenue ramp to Route 46 eastbound
Beginning at 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 29 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 the ramp from Piaget Avenue to Route 46 eastbound will be closed with the following detours:

Route 46 eastbound ramp detour from Piaget Avenue westbound:

  • Left onto 4th Street
  • Left onto Barkley Avenue
  • Left onto 3rd Street
  • Right onto Piaget Avenue
  • Follow Piaget Avenue eastbound to Lexington Avenue
  • Left on Lexington Avenue
  • Left onto Route 46 eastbound ramp

Route 46 eastbound detour from Christopher Columbus Middle School:
Beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 the ramp from Piaget Avenue to Route 46 eastbound will be closed with the following detours:

  • Motorists exiting the Christopher Columbus Middle School wishing to travel eastbound on Route 46 will be detoured at the Piaget Avenue ramp and directed to continue to Route 46 westbound
  • Make a left onto 7th Street
  • Left onto Barkley Avenue
  • Left onto 3rd Street
  • Right onto Piaget Avenue
  • Follow Piaget Avenue eastbound to Lexington Avenue
  • Left on Lexington Avenue
  • Left onto Route 46 eastbound ramp

Piaget Avenue ramp to Route 46 westbound
Beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 29 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 the ramp from Piaget Avenue to Route 46 westbound will be closed with the following detour:

Piaget Avenue westbound ramp detour to Christopher Columbus Middle School:

  • Motorists traveling Piaget Avenue to the Christopher Columbus Middle School will be directed to make a left onto 3rd Street
  • Right onto Ludington Avenue
  • Right onto Montgomery Street
  • Right onto Route 46 westbound
The project will replace the existing bridge deck, install a new center median barrier, install new guiderails on both sides of the bridge, and eliminate two non-ADA compliant staircases. A new ADA compliant sidewalk will be built on Route 46 westbound leading to the Christopher Columbus Middle School. Access from the eastbound sidewalk on Route 46 to the Piaget Avenue ramp will be provided by an existing walkway that will be made ADA compliant. Additionally, a new crosswalk across the Piaget Avenue ramp will be installed. The work will be done during the summer while the nearby Christopher Columbus Middle School is not in session. The project is expected to be completed by the fall 2018.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. As workprogresses, NJDOT will issue additional traffic advisories. 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.

 
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