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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Tim Greeley or Joe Dee

RELEASE: September 9, 2010


NJDOT announces traffic pattern change on North Marginal Street
Bridge deck over Park Avenue being replaced in Weehawken

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced that a new traffic pattern will be implemented on North Marginal Street in Weehawken, Hudson County.

The on-going, $908,000 project is replacing the bridge deck over Park Avenue.

On or about October 13, NJDOT will shift traffic from the left lane to the recently reconstructed right lane to establish a new work zone in the left lane (southern portion) of the bridge. The work zone will be defined with concrete construction barrier. The Route 495 ramp from the Lincoln Tunnel to North Marginal Street features a temporary stop sign during construction.

Initial construction began in May, at which time North Marginal Street was reduced from three travel lanes to one with traffic in the left lane. The bridge deck replacement is being accomplished with one lane of traffic maintained at all times. Construction is scheduled for completion, with all three lanes reopened to traffic by early November.

North Marginal Street is a one-way (westbound) connector roadway running parallel to the Route 495 westbound elevated highway leading from the Lincoln Tunnel. The roadway is a major carrier route for NJ TRANSIT and local buses. During construction NJ TRANSIT has detoured buses to the JFK Boulevard exit in North Bergen and Union City. Weehawken police will continue to handle traffic management around the area during peak hours.

Also, the bus stop at the North Marginal Street bridge remains closed. Detour signs are in place to guide bus customers to the new location in Union City.

In addition to the replacement of the existing structurally deficient bridge deck, NJDOT will resurface the bridge approaches and upgrade the existing sidewalks in the area immediately adjacent to the bridge. Some minor repair work will take place on the bridge abutments, as well.

Variable message signs are in place to notify motorists of the upcoming traffic pattern changes. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org

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