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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: May 8, 2014


NJDOT to make priority
repairs on Bridge Street in Metuchen

Bridge deck repairs and repaving
require full closure and detour next week

(Trenton) New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a temporary week-long closure to repair and repave the bridge deck of Bridge Street over Amtrak rail lines in Metuchen, Middlesex County. 

The asphalt overlay on the bridge deck is failing necessitating a priority repair, which will require the temporary closure of the bridge and a detour while the work is being done.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12 through midnight, Sunday, May 18, NJDOT’s maintenance crews will mill the existing surface, repair concrete, and repave the deck. The milling will be done with a back hoe to minimize vibration and noise, and will allow the work to be done without interfering with the Amtrak rail lines below. Construction will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day to minimize the impact on residents. However, the bridge will remain closed 24 hours a day during construction.

The following signed detours are in place:

  • Southbound Bridge Street traffic will be directed to Middlesex Avenue to Lincoln Highway to Route 27 westbound
  • Northbound Bridge Street traffic will be directed to Route 27 eastbound to Lincoln Highway to Middlesex Avenue to New Durham Road
  • Emergency vehicles will continue to have access across the bridge during construction

Variable message signs will notify motorists of the traffic pattern changes. 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:  May 9, 2014