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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
609-530-4280
RELEASE: October 13, 2017


I-78 and Routes 1&9 ramp closures necessary this weekend for bridge replacement project in Newark

Detours necessary during ramp closure


(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a full closure this weekend of Exit 58A, the I-78 eastbound ramp to Routes 1&9 southbound/Port Newark in Newark and the I-78 westbound/Route 1&9 southbound ramps to Port Newark as the bridge deck replacement project advances.

Beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, October 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, October 16, NJDOT’s contractor Union Paving and Construction Inc., is scheduled to close Exit 58A, the I-78eastbound ramp to Routes 1&9 southbound/Port Newark, and the I-78 westbound/Route 1&9 southbound ramps to Port Newark to remove and replace bridge decks and retaining walls on the ramps. The following detours will be in place:


I-78 eastbound Detours:

From I-78 eastbound Local (Primary)
 

  • Take Exit 57, keep left and follow signs for Newark Airport
  • Stay right and take exit for Routes 1&9 northbound
  • Follow to exit for Port Newark

From I-78 eastbound Local (Secondary – If vehicles misses Exit 57)

  • From I-78 eastbound Local-keep right onto Routes 1&9 southbound Local
  • Follow Routes 1&9 southbound Local to McClellan Street
  • Exit right to cross over and merge onto Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Keep right to continue on Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Follow to exit for Port Newark



I-78 westbound Detours:

From I-78 westbound Local (Primary) 

  • Keep right at closure onto Routes 1&9 southbound Local
  • Follow Routes 1&9 southbound Local to McClellan Street
  • Exit right to cross over and merge onto Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Keep right to continue on Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Follow to exit for Port Newark

From I-78 westbound Local (Secondary – if vehicles miss Routes 1&9 southbound exit)

  • Follow I-78 westbound ramp, stay right to Exit 57/Routes 1&9 southbound
  • Follow signs to Routes 1&9 southbound, stay on Routes 1&9 southbound to McClellan Street
  • Exit right to cross over and merge onto Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Follow signs to continue on Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Follow to exit for Port Newark



Routes 1&9 southbound Detours:

From Route 1&9 southbound (Primary) 

  • Do not exit at I-78 westbound, stay on Routes 1&9 southbound
  • Follow Routes 1&9 southbound Local to McClellan Street
  • Exit right to cross over and merge to Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Keep right to continue on Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Follow to exit for Port Newark

From Routes 1&9 southbound (Secondary – if vehicles take I-78 Westbound Exit)

  • Keep left at ramp closure
  • Follow I-78 westbound ramp, keep right at Exit 57
  • Follow signs to Routes 1&9 southbound, stay on Routes 1&9 southbound to McClellan Street
  • Exit right to cross over and merge onto Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  • Follow all signs to continue on Routes 1&9 northbound Local
  •  Follow to exit for Port Newark

The $26.6 million federally-funded Route 78 over Routes 1&9 Bridge deck replacement project which started in February 2017, will replace three structurally-deficient bridge decks over Routes 1&9 with new pre-cast bridge deck panels, precast pavement panels, parapets, guiderail and lighting. The project will be completed in stages with the majority of work being done overnight or on weekends to minimize impacts on motorists and marine terminal traffic. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Variable message signs and lane closure signs will be utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the deck replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weatheror 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.


 
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  Last Updated:  October 13, 2017