Construction of the first phase of the project is planned to begin in Fall 2017 and is to continue for approximately one year.
The work to be performed in this first phase will be under the bridge and along the Paterson Plank Road – Union Turnpike corridor
with minimal traffic impacts along mainline Route 495. The second phase of work will begin on the bridge in the summer of 2018
when traffic restrictions on Route 495 will be initiated. Traffic impacts associated with the second phase of construction, on
Route 495, are expected to last for about two and a half years while the entire bridge deck is replaced.