Main Avenue traffic to be shifted over Route 46
Project to improve four Route 46 corridor bridges progresses
(Trenton) - Construction operations on the Main Avenue bridge over Route 46 will require traffic shifts this weekend in Clifton City, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced today.
On Friday night, June 17, NJDOT’s contractor, J.F. Creamer in a joint venture with Sanzari, Inc., will shift the Main Avenue northbound lane onto the newly reconstructed eastern portion of the bridge and set up a new construction zone in the center of the bridge. When the new construction zone is established, Main Avenue will continue to carry one lane of traffic in each direction over the bridge, separated in the center by construction barrier.
All work is weather dependent.
The traffic shifts are part of NJDOT’s $5.9 million project to replace and repair four structurally deficient bridges along and over Route 46 in Clifton.
The Route 46 bridge over Route 19/Broad Street was replaced this spring with a pre-fabricated structure installed by the contractor over two weekend periods. The Route 46 bridge decks over Paulison Avenue and the Norfolk Southern railroad line are also being repaired. Construction began in August 2010.
NJDOT anticipates the project will be completed in fall 2011.
Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.