I-495 eastbound lane closures this
weekend for emergency repairs in North Bergen
Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced emergency bridge repairs requiring lane closures this weekend on I-495 eastbound heading toward the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen.
Beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday, September 16 until 4:00 a.m., Monday, September 19 NJDOT’s contractor, Mount Construction, will close the two right lanes on I-495 eastbound at mile post 0.85, prior to where I-495 crosses over Route 1&9 to repair a collapsed expansion joint.
In addition, the ramp from Route 3 eastbound to I-495 eastbound will be reduced to one lane, and the ramps from the New Jersey Turnpike to I-495 eastbound will be reduced to one lane. At least two travel lanes on I-495 eastbound will be maintained at all times.
The closures will permit the reconstruction of the west abutment header and repair of the deteriorated anchor system for the existing steel joint casting plates.
Motorists should expect delays, particularly after the NY Giants game Sunday afternoon, and are encouraged to seek alternate routes, such as the George Washington Bridge or the Holland Tunnel. I-495 westbound will not be affected.
NJDOT is using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of any traffic pattern changes associated with the emergency bridge repairs. 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.