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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro or Kevin Israel
RELEASE: January 21, 2015

Route 3 eastbound lane closed for emergency
bridge repairs in Secaucus this afternoon

Inspection found cracks in the lower structural member

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the immediate closure of the right lane on Route 3 eastbound over the Hackensack River between East Rutherford and Secaucus, for emergency bridge repairs. In addition, trucks will be prohibited from driving in the left lane.

A scheduled inspection of the bridge identified flaws in the lower structural member. Further investigation found cracks in the steel requiring the right lane of the bridge to be closed this afternoon. The lane will remain closed until the repair is complete, which is expected to take about two weeks. Three lanes will be maintained throughout construction, however trucks will not be allowed in the left lane.

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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