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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: March 12, 2014


Route 3 eastbound lanes
closed for priority repair in Rutherford

Ridge Road closed over Route 3;
Motorists advised to seek alternate routes

(Trenton) New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures in the eastbound direction on heavily traveled Route 3, which are necessary for priority repairs to the Ridge Road overpass in Rutherford, Bergen County.

A traffic incident this afternoon caused damage to the Ridge Road Bridge over Route 3, located three-quarters of a mile east of Route 21 and the Passaic River Bridge.

To ensure the safety of motorists, NJDOT closed Ridge Road in both directions over Route 3 and closed all Route 3 eastbound lanes while NJDOT engineers evaluate the situation. Route 3 westbound traffic is not affected by the work.

Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes.

Crews are assessing the structure and will determine what repairs are required. Once the scope of work is determined, a schedule for the repair will be established. NJDOT crews will coordinate with local officials as the work progresses.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work.

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.

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  Last Updated:  March 13, 2014