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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: May 11, 2017

Route 7 over Conrail to be closed overnight in Kearny
Detour necessary for bridge rehabilitation project

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 7 will be closed tonight as the rehabilitation of the Route 7 Bridge over Conrail railroad tracks advances in Kearny, Hudson County.

Starting at 8 p.m. tonight Thursday, May 11, until 5 a.m. Friday, May 12, and again from 9 p.m. Friday, May 12, until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 13, NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corporation, will close traffic on Route 7 in order to allow for concrete bridge work.

The following Route 7 detour will be in place:  

Traffic from Jersey City to Kearny:
  • Motorists traveling westbound from Jersey City will be directed onto CR 508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike/Harrison Avenue to Schuyler Avenue and back onto Route 7/Belleville Turnpike.

Traffic from Kearny to Jersey City:

  • Motorists traveling eastbound from Kearny to Jersey City will be directed to Schuyler Avenue to Harrison Avenue/CR 508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike to Route 7.

NJDOT has designed work on the $13.7 million bridge rehabilitation project to be performed in stages. The project is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2017.

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

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weatheror 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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  Last Updated:  May 11, 2017