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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Judy Drucker
609-530-4280
RELEASE: January 24, 2019


Route 1&9 Truck to be closed in both directions this weekend for bridge repair work between Newark and Kearny

Traffic to be detoured while structural repairs are made

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure of Route 1&9 Truck between Newark and Kearny this weekend for repairs to the bridge across the Passaic River. Motorists can expect congestion and are advised to avoid the area.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, January 25 until 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, NJDOT’s contractor PKF Mark III, will close Route 1&9 Truck between Doremus Avenue in Newark and Central Avenue in Kearny for structural maintenance repairs to the lift bridge across the Passaic River. The project will replace the bridge fenders, piles, wales, maintenance platforms, and railings that are in poor condition with environmentally friendly and corrosion resistant materials that extend the life of the structures and require minimal maintenance. 

Traffic on Route 1&9 southbound will have access to Central Avenue in Kearny. In addition, the ramps from Jacobus Avenue and Central Avenue in Kearny onto Route 1&9 Truck north will be open.

NJ Transit Bus Routes 1, 67, and 319 will be detoured. Service to River Terminal, along Route1&9 (Lincoln Highway) and Communipaw Avenue will be provided by a special shuttlethat will operate between River Terminal and Journal Square. Customers traveling to Jersey City may take the PATH train from Newark Penn Station to access the shuttle bus, Journal Square or Exchange Place. PATH will cross honor NJ TRANSIT monthly passesand multi-zone tickets for the duration of the closure. Transit customers should plan extra travel time.For more information see NJ Transit’s advisory.

The following detours will be in place:

Route 1&9 northbound from Newark detour:

  • Traffic on Route 1&9 north should use Route 21 north just past Newark Airport, or they will be directed to Route 1&9 Truck north and directed to the exit for Doremus Avenue
  • Turn Left on Doremus Avenue and follow the ramp onto Raymond Boulevard westbound
  • Turn Right on Route 21/McCarter Boulevard northbound
  • Turn Right on Bridge Street and cross the Passaic River where the road becomes Harrison Avenue
  • Take the ramp to I-280 eastbound
  • Stay right and take Exit 17A/CR508 east toward Jersey City
  • Follow CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike to Route 7 eastbound
  • Cross the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge
  • After crossing bridge and prior to traffic signal: Use left lane for Route 1&9 Truck north or for Route 1&9 Truck south and Newark Avenue.

New Jersey Turnpike Exit 15E to Route 1&9 north Truck detour:

  • Traffic coming from the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 15E will be directed to the ramp onto Raymond Boulevard westbound (Doremus Avenue Exit also will remain open.)
  • Turn Right on Route 21/McCarter Boulevard northbound
  • Turn Right on Bridge Street and cross the Passaic River where the road becomes Harrison Avenue
  • Take the ramp to I-280 eastbound
  • Stay right and take Exit 17A/CR508 east toward Jersey City
  • Follow CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike to Route 7 eastbound
  • Cross the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge
  • After crossing bridge and prior to traffic signal: Use left lane for Route 1&9 Truck north or for Route 1&9 Truck south and Newark Avenue.

Route 1&9 southbound from Jersey City detour:

  • Traffic on Route 1&9 south in Jersey City will be directed to stay right and follow signs for Route 7 west/Wittpenn Bridge
  • Traffic will continue on Route 7 and stay left for CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike
  • Take exit on right for I-280 westbound
  • Take I-280 west to Route 21/McCarter Boulevard south
  • Turn Left on Raymond Boulevard, which becomes Market Street
  • Take Market Street to Ferry Street
  • Turn Right on Foundry Street
  • Turn Left on Roanoke Avenue
  • Turn Left on Doremus Avenue and follow to Route 1&9 south

Route 1&9 Truck southbound/Communipaw Avenue detour:

  • Traffic at the intersection of Route 1&9 Truck south and Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City will be directed to take Route 1&9 Truck north
  • Traffic will follow signs for Route 7 west/Wittpenn Bridge
  • Traffic will continue on Route 7 and stay left for CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike
  • Take exit on right for I-280 westbound
  • Take I-280 west to Route 21/McCarter Boulevard south
  • Turn Left on Raymond Boulevard, which becomes Market Street
  • Take Market Street to Ferry Street
  • Turn Right on Foundry Street
  • Turn Left on Roanoke Avenue
  • Turn Left on Doremus Avenue and follow to Route 1&9 south

Traffic for Route 1&9 Southbound for Newark Airport or south can remain on Route 21/McCarter Highway southbound to Route 1&9.
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 construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and our Facebook page

 
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  Last Updated:  January 24, 2019