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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: August 15, 2013

Route 4 westbound overnight closure this weekend
in Englewood for deck replacement
Detours will be in place from the George Washington Bridge

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 4 westbound will be completely closed to traffic and detoured this weekend during the overnight hours while the replacement of the Route 4 bridge deck over Flat Rock Brook in Englewood City, Bergen County advances.

The $1.5 million state-funded project is replacing the existing, deteriorated structure with a new pre-cast concrete bridge deck.

The westbound lanes of Route 4 from the George Washington Bridge will be completely closed beginning at 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, through 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 17, and at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, through 10:00 a.m. Sunday, August 18, with the contractor, Creamer-Sanzari Inc., installing a new prefabricated structure bridge deck.

Detours have been set up with signs to direct travelers. Motorists are encouraged to leave extra time for travel or plan alternate routes.

• Traffic coming from the George Washington Bridge will follow the detour using I-95 westbound to Exit 70, Frank W. Burr Boulevard to Degraw Avenue westbound to Teaneck Road northbound to Route 4.

• Local traffic will be detoured from Route 4 at Jones Road to Van Nostrand Avenue to allow access to local roadways in Englewood.

• Traffic heading to destinations further west coming from the George Washington Bridge will be detoured using I-95 westbound to I-80 westbound to Route 17 northbound to Route 4 westbound.

The new bridge deck was manufactured off site and the use of pre-cast concrete bridge components will enable NJDOT to significantly shorten the construction schedule and minimize impacts to traffic. Last weekend, the installation of a new bridge deck on the eastbound lanes was completed.

In addition to the replacement of the existing bridge deck, NJDOT will resurface the bridge approaches on Route 4 in both directions. Construction is scheduled for completion later this summer.

NJDOT will employ variable message signs to notify motorists of the upcoming bridge closure. 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.www.511nj.org


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  Last Updated:  August 19, 2013