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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: May 20, 2016

Route 440 bridge deck replacement
requires multi-week ramp closure in Perth Amboy


12 week closure begins tonight

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure of the ramp from Route 440 to Pfeiffer Boulevard (Route 184) in Perth Amboy as replacement of the Route 440 over Route 35 bridge deck begins.

Beginning tonight at 11:30 p.m., NJDOT contractor, Berto Construction, will close the ramp from Route 440 to Pfeiffer Boulevard (Route 184) to permit replacement and reconstruction of the bridge deck. This project includes replacement of the concrete deck, bridge railings/parapets, and deck joints, as well as the construction of new concrete approach slabs. Substructure repairs and bridge safety deficiencies will also be addressed to meet current NJDOT standards.

The closure will last approximately ten weeks and will necessitate two detours:

Detour 1 - Traffic heading to Route 440 Southbound from Lawrence Street and Amboy Avenue

  • Traffic will be directed to stay on Waltrous Avenue which crosses Amboy Avenue, then across Route 35 and back onto Pfeiffer Boulevard

Detour 2 -  Traffic coming from the Outer Bridge Crossing

  • Traffic coming from the Outer Bridge Crossing will continue on Route 440 southbound beyond the Pfeiffer Boulevard (Route 184) / Route 35 south exit ramp and take the New Brunswick Avenue/Woodbridge exit ramp which merges traffic onto Court Avenue to a T-intersection with New Brunswick Avenue.
  • Traffic will make a right onto New Brunswick Avenue and continue approximately 0.4 miles and make a right turn onto a local access road and onto northbound Route 9 and back onto Pfeiffer Boulevard (Route 184)

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.

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  Last Updated:  May 20, 2016