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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley

RELEASE: September 6, 2011


Route 5 reopened to traffic in Edgewater and Fort Lee
Daily weekday closures of westbound highway
will continue

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a 0.3-mile stretch of Route 5 in Edgewater and Fort Lee, Bergen County was reopened to traffic over the weekend. This section of the highway had been fully closed to traffic over the past 28 days for safety purposes during rock scaling operations.

NJDOT’s contractor, Merco Inc., will resume daily closures of Route 5 westbound, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on weekdays, for construction activities. Route 5 eastbound will remain open to traffic at this time.

• Truck and off-peak traffic headed for Route 5 westbound will be detoured to CR 505 (River Road) north to Bruce Reynolds Boulevard west in Fort Lee to Martha Washington Way south to Route 67 (Palisades Avenue) south to the convergence with Route 5.

The $3.8 million project is removing and stabilizing rock along Route 5 westbound between the Fort Lee Pump Station and Undercliff Avenue. The existing roadside rock outcrops consist of rock that has the potential to fall onto the Route 5 mainline roadway.

Work began in early July with all large truck traffic detoured since that time. The project is anticipated to be complete late-summer 2012.

Variable Message Signs will be used to inform motorists of traffic pattern changes during construction. NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.511nj.org

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  Last Updated:  September 6, 2011