Route 46 westbound ramp connections with
Hollywood Avenue reopened in Fairfield
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials announced that ramp access to and from Route 46 westbound at the Hollywood Avenue interchange has been restored this afternoon in Fairfield Township, Essex County.
The ramps were closed to traffic the first week of August and reconstructed as part of an ongoing $5.5 million overhaul that will improve safety and efficiency at the interchange.
NJDOT’s contractor, Tilcon New York Inc., has replaced the existing undivided ramps with two-way ramps separated by a curbed island. The ramps are beng reconfigured and signalized where they intersect with Hollywood Avenue. New acceleration and deceleration lanes are being provided where the Route 46 ramps connect with Hollywood Avenue. Dedicated turning lanes from Hollywood Avenue to the Route 46 on-ramps are also being provided.
The project also includes minor bridge repair, drainage improvements and final roadway milling and paving. Work began in July 2010 and is scheduled for completion in November 2011.
NJDOT have placed variable message signs on Route 46 to inform motorists of any traffic pattern changes during construction. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org