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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee, Tim Greeley
or Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: November 1, 2013

Route 29 impacts on the horizon in Trenton City
Lane and full road closures upcoming the next two weekends
for building demolition and Trenton half-marathon

(Trenton) – NJDOT officials today advised Route 29 motorists of two planned roadway impacts over the next two weekends in the City of Trenton. 

On Saturday, November 2, the right travel lane and shoulder on Route 29 northbound, as well as the Calhoun Street exit ramp, are scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to around 5 p.m. as a safety precaution while an existing apartment building located adjacent to the highway (at the corner of W. State and Calhoun streets) is demolished.  Route 29 northbound motorists destined for Calhoun Street will be rerouted through the Calhoun Street interchange to their destination.  In the case of rain on Saturday, the demolition work would be moved back one day to Sunday, November 3.

The following weekend a section of Route 29 in Trenton is scheduled to be closed in full on Saturday morning, November 9 to accommodate the running of the Trenton half-marathon race.  Route 29 and all access ramps to the highway will be closed between Route 129 and Lower Ferry Road that morning from 6 a.m. until around 12:30 p.m.  In addition, The “Trenton Makes” bridge as well as the Calhoun Street Bridge will also be closed in both directions.  The following detour routes will be in place for Route 29 motorists during the race:

  • Route 29 southbound motorists will be directed onto Lower Ferry Road to Parkway Avenue to Olden Avenue to Route 1 southbound back to Route 29. 
  • Route 29 northbound motorists will be directed to use Route 129 north where they can access local Trenton streets or Route 1 northbound for through traffic, which will then take Olden Avenue to Parkway Avenue to Lower Ferry Road back to Route 29.

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) will handle the closures of the two bi-state bridges.   Traffic management for the event will be handled by the Trenton Police Department with an NJDOT Incident Management Response Team (IMRT) on hand.  Variable message signs (VMS) will also be utilized to direct motorists to use alternate routes around the closures.  Event patrons can find directions and information on parking at www.trentonhalf.com

The Department advises motorists in the Trenton area to expect traffic delays throughout both mornings. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org real-time travel information.
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  Last Updated:  November 6, 2013