Route 18 ramp to Route 1 to be closed
week in New Brunswick
Bridge project work require closures and detour
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Route 18 northbound ramp to Route 1 southbound is scheduled to be closed overnight this week as the replacement of the Route 18 Bridge over Route 1 project advances in New Brunswick, Middlesex County.
Tonight, Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 22, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning, NJDOT’s contractor Anselmi & DeCicco will close the ramp from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound to perform curb work. The scheduled curb work is expected to be completed by Friday morning, October 23.
Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound Detour:
The Route 18 northbound ramp to Route 1 southbound will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning.
- Motorists traveling from Route 18 northbound to Route 1 southbound will be directed to Route 1 northbound and exit at the Woodbridge Avenue interchange to Route 1 southbound.
Throughout the next few months, there will be additional lane and ramp closures, as well as traffic patterns shifts, at the Route 18 and Route 1 interchange. NJDOT will announce any closures before they are implemented.
The $30 million bridge replacement project is utilizing accelerated bridge construction techniques to minimize impacts to motorists. This involves the use of rapidly deployed moveable construction barrier curb and prefabricated bridge deck. The project is expected to be completed by June 2016.
Portable and overhead variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.