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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: October 19, 2016

I-495 eastbound lane closures this weekend for emergency repairs in North Bergen
Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced emergency bridge repairs requiring lane closures this weekend on I-495 eastbound heading toward the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen.

Beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday, October 21 until 4:00 a.m., Monday, October 24 NJDOT’s contractor, Mount Construction, will close the two left lanes on I-495 eastbound at mile post 0.85, prior to where I-495 crosses over Route 1&9 to repair a collapsed expansion joint. These lane closures are similar to what was done last month, when repairs were made on the right two lanes.

In addition, the ramp from Route 3 eastbound to I-495 eastbound will be reduced to one lane, and the left lane on I-495 eastbound will be closed approaching the repair area. At least two travel lanes on I-495 eastbound, at the work area, will be maintained at all times.

The closures will permit the reconstruction of the west abutment header and repair of the deteriorated anchor system for the existing steel joint casting plates.

Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to seek alternate routes, such as the George Washington Bridge or the Holland Tunnel. I-495 westbound will not be affected.

NJDOT is using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of any traffic pattern changes associated with the emergency bridge repairs. 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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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