Route 9 southbound ramp to
Green Street to be closed overnight
Drainage work in Woodbridge will
require temporary overnight detours this week
(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that the Route 9 southbound ramp to Green Street eastbound in Woodbridge will be closed overnight for drainage work.
This work is part of an almost $6 million project that began in January to provide immediate safety improvements and congestion relief focused around the Route 9 interchange with Green Street (CR 604), located just south of the merge with Route 1 in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County.
NJDOT’s contractor, I.E.W., is scheduled to close the Route 9 southbound ramp to Green Street eastbound each night this week from 10:30 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. the next day starting tonight, Monday, April 28 through Friday morning, May 2. The ramp will be closed at 11 p.m. Friday, May 2 through approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The closure will allow the contractor to install drainage pipes across the highway.
A temporary detour will be in place directing motorists to exit Route 9 southbound at Main Street (CR 514) in Woodbridge to Route 1&9 northbound to Oakwood Avenue to Green Street.
The purpose of the project is to provide immediate safety improvements on the state highway and local roadway connections, and to provide congestion relief along the Route 9 corridor. The safety improvements include:
- Route 9 southbound will be reduced from three travel lanes to two lanes at the Queen Road intersection and extend the Green Street acceleration lane onto Route 9 southbound to help create a much safer merge condition.
- Signage will be placed on Greet Street directing motorists seeking to access Green Street eastbound from Route 9 southbound to use the Queen Road intersection.
- The existing highway shoulders will be reconstructed along both directions of Route 9 to provide for new deceleration lanes at the ramp connections to Green Street, creating safer and improved access.
- Route 9 will be resurfaced from south of Oakwood Avenue up to the merge with Route 1
- Green Street will be resurfaced between Queen Road/Quality Way intersection to Oakwood Avenue
The other major component of the project is the replacement of the structurally-deficient Route 9 southbound bridge deck that spans over the ramp from Route 9 northbound to Green Street (and Route 1 southbound). The contractor plans to replace the existing deck with a new prefabricated deck over a single weekend period, utilizing a full closure of Route 9 southbound. NJDOT will provide notification in advance of that aspect of the project.
In addition, the project includes myriad design and technological upgrades intended to improve traffic flow through the corridor including the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Green Street and Queen Road and improvements to roadway drainage system and new stormwater management basin. Variable message signs will be used to notify motorists of all traffic pattern changes.
NJDOT has coordinated the project with representatives from the municipality and Middlesex County and held a public information center in November 2013. The project is scheduled for completion the fall of 2014.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.