Route 3 eastbound ramp to Route 120 northbound to be closed tonight as deck repair project advances in Bergen County
Traffic will be detoured using Meadowlands Parkway
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure of the Route 3 eastbound service road/Sheraton Plaza Drive ramp to Route 120 northbound tonight as the bridge deck repair project advances in East Rutherford, Bergen County.
Beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 27, NJDOT’s contractor J.F. Creamer & Son Joint Venture with Joseph M. Sanzari Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the ramp from Route 3 eastbound service road/Sheraton Plaza Drive to Route 120 northbound and the ramp from Route 120 northbound to Route 3 westbound overnight to shift traffic onto the newly constructed side of the Route 120 northbound bridge over Route 3 westbound.
By 7 a.m. tomorrow morning, the ramp will be reopened with traffic shifted to the left side of the bridge to allow for the demolition and reconstruction of the right side of the bridge over Route 3 westbound. This configuration is expected to be in place through the end of the year. The following detour will be in place:
Route 120 northbound ramp to Route 3 westbound detour
- Traffic coming from the Route 3 eastbound service road/Sheraton Plaza Drive wishing to take Route 120 northbound will be directed to stay left onto Route 3 eastbound
- Cross the Hackensack River and take the first exit for Meadowlands Parkway north
- From the Meadowlands Parkway north take the first exit for Route 3 westbound
The $8.3 million federally-funded project will replace the bridge decks on two separate ramps on Route 120 over Route 3. 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.
Work on the other bridge, from Sheraton Plaza Drive/Route 120 northbound over Route 3 eastbound, will be constructed in multiple stages with precast panels later in the project. 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.