NJDOT reopens Ramapo Avenue bridge
over Route 17 in Mahwah
(Trenton) - NJDOT Commissioner Stephen Dilts today announced the reopening of Ramapo Avenue over Route 17 in Mahwah, Bergen County. The $618,869 project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has fully rehabilitated the Ramapo Avenue bridge deck over Route 17.
“The rehabilitated Ramapo Avenue bridge exemplifies NJDOT’s commitment to improving the state's aging infrastructure and will provide safer driving conditions for local traffic in Mahwah,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine.
On Friday afternoon, August 28, NJDOT reopened the new Ramapo Avenue bridge, which had been closed to traffic since July 6. NJDOT has reopened Ramapo Avenue to traffic a week earlier than originally anticipated and this marks the first ARRA funded project in New Jersey to reach substantial completion.
Additional minor construction operations continue at this time. NJDOT anticipates final project completion in mid-September 2009. NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.nj511.info
ARRA will stimulate New Jersey's economy by creating or supporting thousands of transportation-related jobs and making long-term improvements to roads, bridges and the transit system. New Jersey's transportation allocation includes $652 million for highways and bridges and approximately $425 million for transit. That total includes approximately $164 million for county and local transportation priorities and approximately $19.5 million for transportation enhancement projects.