and Route 63 ramp closures
(Trenton) - Commissioner Stephen Dilts today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on Saturday, May 16 will close Route 5 and the Route 63 ramp between Broad Avenue and Brinkerhoff Avenue in Palisades Park and Fort Lee, Bergen County. The one-day closures are part of the ongoing $15.5 million bridge replacement project on Route 5 over Delia Boulevard.
On Saturday, May 16 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., NJDOT will close the roadway in order to mill, pave and stripe Route 5 and the ramp connecting routes 63 and 5. The original traffic pattern will be restored by 8 p.m.
During the closure, the following detours will be implemented:
Motorists on Route 5 will take Broad Avenue to Brinkerhoff Avenue to Route 5.
Motorists on Route 63 bound for Route 5 will take Brinkerhoff Avenue to Route 5.
This project will improve safety and mitigate flooding on Route 5. NJDOT replaced the Route 5 Bridge over Delia Boulevard, widened Route 5 in Palisades Park, built shoulders on both sides of the highway, installed a stormwater detention system, and constructed retaining walls. The project began construction in June 2007 and will be completed in August 2009.
NJDOT provides construction updates and real time traffic information at www.511nj.org.