P.O. Box 600
Contact: Erin Phalon or Tim Greeley
RELEASE:September 02, 2008
NJDOT completes Routes 23, 46
and I-80 interchange ramps
All lanes open throughout the Spaghetti Bowl
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today reopened the I-80 westbound ramp to Route 23 southbound, two
months ahead of schedule. All bridges, ramps and travel lanes on Routes 23, 46 and I-80 in Wayne, Passaic County are now open to traffic, and the
Spaghetti Bowl reconstruction project is now substantially complete.
"NJDOT's reconstruction of one of the state's most intricate and vital interchanges will greatly improve the safety and quality of life of the
commuters and local residents who travel on routes 23, 46 and 80 every day," said Governor Jon S. Corzine.
"I am pleased that the vision I pursued years ago with the Department of Transportation for this modified interchange has finally become a reality,"
stated Congressman Bill Pascrell, a former ten-year member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. "After millions in federal investment and
years of construction, the people of Wayne and thousands who travel through the Route 23/80/46 interchange everyday finally have a safer more
efficient path to work, school and commercial hubs."
NJDOT has reconstructed nine bridges throughout the interchange as part of the Route 23/80/46 reconstruction project. Construction of the I-80
westbound ramp to Route 23 southbound began in January and was originally scheduled to be complete in November 2008. NJDOT finished the ramp
two months early.
The $70 million Route 46/23/80 project will improve Route 46 from the Passaic River to Galesi Drive in Wayne. The project included the replacement of
nine bridge decks, roadway realignment and resurfacing, ramp modification and the addition of signs, lighting, guide rails and acceleration and
deceleration lanes. The Route 46/23/80 project is part of NJDOT's $195.4 million initiative to improve safety on Route 46 from Clifton to
Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.nj511.info Information regarding
ridesharing, public transportation and park and rides serving the Route 23/46/80 area also can be found online.