NJDOT to shift Route 1&9 in Jersey City
St. Paul’s Avenue viaduct replacement project
continues to progress
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced upcoming traffic pattern changes on Route 1&9 in Jersey City, Hudson County as reconstruction continues on the northern portion of the highway.
On Friday, July 16, NJDOT will conduct temporary overnight single-lane closures in both directions to shift Route 1&9 southbound traffic to the eastern portion of the highway, onto the newly completed bridge decks. A new work zone will be established on the western side of Route 1&9 from Spruce Street to just north of the Tonnelle Circle. The new work zone is anticipated to be in place Monday morning, July 19, and will be defined with concrete construction barriers.
Once the new work zone is established, Route 1&9 will continue to maintain two traffic lanes in each direction.
The $250 million federally funded project is replacing the Routes 1&9 viaduct over St. Paul's Avenue with a new structure on a new alignment north of the present structure. The existing Route 1&9 viaduct was constructed in 1928 and is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
NJDOT will also build new approach roads to safely connect to Route 1&9T, Route 7, Pulaski Skyway, Route 139, Route 1&9 north of Tonnelle Circle and local streets in Jersey City. The project will provide a more continuous flow of traffic and safer connections to the roadways that form a vital link to this region's transportation network. Construction completion is anticipated in spring 2013.
NJDOT will employ Variable Message Signs on Route 1&9 to inform motorists of any change in the traffic pattern. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org