Route 3 overnight traffic shift required in Bergen County
Temporary lane closures necessary to shift traffic as
Ridge Road and Orient Way Bridges project advances
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of lanes this weekend on both Route 3 eastbound and Route 3 westbound underneath the Ridge Road Bridge for a traffic shift as the Ridge Road and Orient Way Bridges over Route 3 replacement project advances in Rutherford.
Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, October 12, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, and again starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 14 until 5 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, Carbro Contractors Corp., is scheduled to close the left lane on Route 3 eastbound and the left lane on Route 3 westbound underneath the Ridge Road Bridge to remove the concrete barriers. The barriers will be shifted to the right lane of Route 3 eastbound and to the right lane of Route 3 westbound. Once the traffic shift is complete, one right lane will be closed in each direction on Route 3 underneath the Ridge Road Bridge to allow for the demolition of the bridge abutment. The traffic shift will remain in place until further notice.
The federally-funded $26.7 million project began in March 2018 and will replace both the Ridge Road Bridge and the Orient Way Bridge over Route 3, provide a continuous full-width right shoulder on Route 3 in both directions to help ease congestion, and make improvements to the Polito Avenue and Rutherford Avenue intersection, including traffic signal improvements and ADA compliant sidewalk ramps.
The project is being constructed in five stages and NJDOT is using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques to reduce the time it will take to replace the bridges. The entire project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020. As the Ridge Road and Orient Way Bridges over Route 3 project advances, NJDOT will provide additional information including ramp or lane closures and detours.
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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.