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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro, Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: September 14, 2015


Route 18 and Route 1 lane and ramp closures scheduled for tonight as bridge work continues

Work on bridge project require closures and detours


(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are notifying motorists of lane and ramp closures tonight on Route 18 and Route 1 as the replacement of the Route 18 Bridge over Route 1 in New Brunswick, Middlesex County advances.

Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, September 14, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, NJDOT’s contractor Anselmi & DeCicco will close the left lane of Route 18 southbound, as well as the ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound, and the ramp from Route 18 northbound Route 1 southbound. Motorists are advised to expect delays and the following detours are in place:

Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound Detour:
The ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound and Route 18 southbound left lane will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

• Motorists traveling on Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound will be directed to Route 1 southbound and exit at the Ryders Lane interchange to Route 1 northbound to Route 18 southbound.
Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound Detour:
The Route 18 northbound ramp to Route 1 southbound will be closed from 10 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

• Motorists traveling from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound will be detoured to Route 1 northbound to the Woodbridge Avenue Interchange to Route 1 southbound.

Throughout the next few months, there will be additional lane and ramp closures, as well as traffic patterns shifts, at the Route 18 and Route 1 interchange. NJDOT will announce any closures before they are implemented.

The $30 million bridge replacement project is utilizing accelerated bridge construction techniques to minimize impact to motorists. This involves the use of rapidly deployed moveable construction barrier curb and prefabricated bridge deck. The project is expected to be completed by June 2016.

Portable and overhead variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all 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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.

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