Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound ramp closure scheduled for weeknight work
The Route 18 Bridge over Route 1 Project requires
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced scheduled closures for this week on the ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound as the replacement of the Route 18 Bridge over Route 1 in New Brunswick, Middlesex County advances.
Tonight, Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28 from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning, NJDOT’s contractor Anselmi & DeCicco is scheduled to close the ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound. The scheduled overnight work is expected to be completed by Friday morning, April 29. The detour for this overnight work is as follows.
Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound Detour:
The ramp from Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8 p.m. until to 5 a.m. the next morning.
• Motorists traveling on Route 1 southbound to Route 18 southbound will be directed to continue on Route 1 southbound and exit at the Ryders Lane interchange to Route 1 northbound to Route 18 southbound.
Throughout the next few months, there may 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 impacts to motorists. This involves the use of rapidly deployed moveable construction barrier curb and prefabricated bridge deck. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 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 NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.