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

RELEASE: September 30, 2011


Overnight closures required on Route 46 eastbound and Main Avenue in Clifton
Project to improve four Route 46 corridor bridges progresses

(Trenton) - Construction operations on the Main Avenue bridge over Route 46 will require short-term closures on each roadway next week in Clifton City.

NJDOT’s contractor, J.F. Creamer in a joint venture with Sanzari, Inc., is scheduled to close the Main Avenue bridge to traffic from 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 to approximately midnight for beam removal on the western portion of the existing bridge. The left lane of Route 46 in both directions will be closed underneath the bridge during the same timeframe.

• Main Avenue northbound motorists will be detoured to Piaget Avenue to Lakeview Avenue (CR 624) to Crooks Avenue (CR 630) to Main Avenue.

• Main Avenue southbound motorists will be detoured to Crooks Avenue (CR 630) to Lakeview Avenue (CR 624) to Piaget Avenue to Main Avenue.

At approximately midnight, Main Avenue will be reopened. At the same time, Route 46 eastbound will be closed and detoured until around 5 a.m. Thursday morning, October 6. The contractor will relocate equipment to that side of Route 46 for further beam removal operations.

• Route 46 eastbound motorists will be detoured to Piaget Avenue to Lexington Avenue to Route 46.

The Main Avenue bridge over Route 46 is being reconstructed in phases. Currently one lane of traffic in each direction is utilizing the previously reconstructed eastern and center portions of the bridge, with the work zone on the western side of the structure.

The traffic impacts are part of NJDOT’s ongoing $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 in the spring 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 have also been repaired.

The project began construction in August 2010. NJDOT anticipates the project will be completed this winter.

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 construction updates and real-time travel information.

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  Last Updated:  October 7, 2011