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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Tim Greeley or Joe Dee

RELEASE: May 20, 2010


Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge to be
closed again this weekend

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge will be closed to traffic over the Hackensack River in Jersey City and Kearny, Hudson County. The bridge will be closed over the weekend for ongoing repairs.

NJDOT will close the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge at 9 p.m. Friday, May 21 and keep it closed until 5:30 a.m., Monday, May 24.

In the event of inclement weather, the weekend closure will be postponed two weeks (no closures over Memorial Day weekend).

The following detours will be in effect over the weekend:

• Route 7 eastbound traffic will take Fish House Road to Pennsylvania Avenue Central Avenue to Route 1&9T northbound and return to Route 7.

• Route 7 westbound traffic will take to Route 1&9T southbound to Central Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue to Fish House Road and return to Route 7.

The on-going $8.3 million interim repair project will provide structural and mechanical repairs and safety and operational improvements to the Route 7 Wittpenn vertical lift bridge. The bridge will remain open to traffic weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout construction, but traffic shifts and lane closures may occur overnight and on weekends. The project is scheduled for completion this winter 2010.

Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org

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