NJDOT to replace Century Road and
Midland Avenue bridge decks over Route 17 in Paramus
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced a$ 3.5 million bridge deck replacement project for Century Road and Midland Avenue over Route 17 in Paramus Borough, Bergen County.
Starting on Monday, October 5, NJDOT will begin to replace the bridge decks and install new fencing on the bridges as well as resurface the approaches to the bridges and update the guide rails. The federally-funded project is anticipated for completion in October 2010.
The roadway approaches to the Century Road bridge will be widened on the eastbound side, providing two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane with new sidewalks on the westbound side. The Midland Avenue approaches will be widened eastbound with new sidewalks on the westbound side. The allowable lane closure hours on Route 17 are as follows;
- NJDOT may conduct single lane closures in both directions on Route 17 underneath the structures on Monday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day, on Friday from 10:30 p.m. to 7a.m. the next day, on Saturday from11 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next day, and on Sundays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday morning.
- NJDOT may also conduct double lane closures on Monday to Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, on Friday from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day, on Saturday from 11:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next day, and on Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday morning.
Traffic across both bridges will be maintained during construction, except for occasional overnight detours of westbound traffic. Traffic on westbound Century Road and westbound Midland Avenue will only be detoured during certain operations, and only between Monday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day. Traffic will not be detoured on both bridges at the same time. During those periodic westbound closures, traffic will be detoured as follows;
- Midland Avenue westbound will be detoured to Route 17 northbound to Ridgewood Avenue westbound to Route 17 southbound.
- Century Road westbound will be detoured to Route 17 northbound to Midland Avenue westbound to Route 17 southbound.
Variable message signs will notify motorists of any upcoming traffic pattern changes. NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.511nj.org.