Route 120 lane closures on ramps to Route 3
as deck repair project begins in Bergen County
One lane will be maintained on each ramp
(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a bridge deck replacement project on the Route 120 ramps to and from Route 3 in East Rutherford, Bergen County.
Route 120 southbound splits with a single lane ramp on the right going to the Route 3 eastbound service road and a two-lane ramp on the left going to Route 3 eastbound mainline.
Beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 26 until 12 noon tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, NJDOT’s contractor J.F. Creamer & Son Joint Venture with Joseph M. Sanzari Inc., is scheduled to close the left ramp from Route 120 southbound to Route 3 eastbound mainline. All traffic overnight will be directed to use the ramp on the right side of Route 120 southbound to the Route 3 eastbound service road.
In addition, beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 26 until 12 noon tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, one lane on the ramp from Sheraton Plaza Drive to Route 120 northbound and Route 3 westbound will be closed.
When work is complete on Saturday, one lane on the Route 120 southbound ramp to Route 3 eastbound mainline and one lane on the Route 120 northbound ramp to Route 3 westbound will be closed for the remainder of the project. At least one lane in each direction will be maintained during construction.
Later in the project the Route 120 southbound ramp to Route 3 eastbound mainline will be closed with all traffic directed to the ramp to Route 3 eastbound service road. During events at the Meadowlands, one lane on the Route 120 southbound ramp to Route 3 eastbound will be reopened.
he $8.3 million federally-funded project will replace the bridge decks on two separate ramps on Route 120 over Route 3. Work on the bridge from Sheraton Plaza Drive/Route 120 northbound over Route 3 eastbound will be constructed in multiple stages with precast panels.
Construction on the bridge that carries Route 120 southbound to Route 3 eastbound mainline and Route 120 northbound to Route 3 westbound will be done in multiple stages with the deck cast in place. In addition to the deck replacement, the project will add approach slabs to both bridges, replace parapets and guiderail, and repair concrete on the piers of both bridges. The project is expected to be completed in the fall 2020.
Construction signs will 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 and on the NJDOT Facebook page.
Please note, the NJDOT Communications office has a new phone number – 609.963.1975