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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Mairin Bellack
609-963-1975
RELEASE: May 16, 2019


Route 440 ramp and lane closures necessary as the Bridge over Route 9 and Garden State Parkway project advances

Paving rescheduled from last week to restore bridge to final configuration

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane and ramp closures Thursday and Friday nights for milling and paving as the Route 440 Bridge over Route 9 and Garden State Parkway (GSP) project in Woodbridge advances. This work was originally scheduled for last Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, but was rescheduled because of weather.

Beginning at 11 p.m., tonight, Thursday, May 16, until 6 a.m. the next day, Friday, May 17, NJDOT’s contractor, Ritacco Construction, Inc., will close and detour the Route 440 southbound ramp to Route 9/Garden State Parkway southbound, and the right lane on Route 440 southbound for lane striping. At least one lane will be maintained while the work is taking place. The following detour will be in effect:

Route 440 southbound ramp to Route 9/Garden State Parkway south Detour:
(11 p.m. Thursday, May 16 until 6 a.m. the next morning)

  • Motorists on Route 440 southbound will be directed to take the Pfeiffer Boulevard/ Route 184 west/Route 35 south exit
  • Keep right and continue on Pfeiffer Boulevard/Route 184 west as it becomes West Pond Road/Route 184 west
  • Make a right at the traffic light onto King Georges Road for Route 9 southbound
  • Continue on King Georges Road to merge onto Route 9 southbound
  • Keep left on Route 9 southbound for the Garden State Parkway southbound exit

Beginning at 11 p.m., Friday, May 17, until 6 a.m. the next day, Saturday, May 18, the Route 440 northbound ramp to Route 9/Garden State Parkway will be closed an detoured and the right lane on Route 440 northbound for lane striping. At least one lane will be maintained while the work is taking place. The following detour will be in effect:

Route 440 northbound ramp to Route 9/Garden State Parkway north Detour:
(11 p.m. Thursday, May 16 until 6 a.m. the next morning)

  • Motorists on Route 440 northbound will be directed to take the Smith Street exit
  • Continue on CR656/Smith Street
  • Bear right for the Route 9 northbound/Route 440 northbound exit
  • Stay left to continue on Route 9 northbound
  • Keep left on Route 9 northbound for the Garden State Parkway northbound exit

This work marks the completion of a permanent concrete center median barrier. When work is completed on Saturday morning, the bridge will be restored to its final configuration with three lanes and a right shoulder in each direction.  Because of inclement weather, overnight milling and paving has been rescheduled and is expected to be done in the next week or two. The next stage of the project includes repairs to bearings underneath the bridge that can be done without effecting traffic.

The $14 million federally-funded Route 440 Bridges over Route 9/Garden State Parkway project, which started in May 2017, will replace the seven-span bridge deck, approach slabs, guiderails, parapets, bridge bearings and repair the substructure. The bridge replacement project is expected to be completed in fall 2019.

Construction signing and state police will be utilized to direct motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with this bridge deck replacement 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.

Please note, the NJDOT Communications office has a new phone number – 609.963.1975

 
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  Last Updated:  May 16, 2019