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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: April 26, 2018

Route 440 northbound ramp to Route 9/
Garden State Parkway overnight closure for bridge project

Traffic will be detoured for two nights in Woodbridge

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the full closure for two nights this week of the Route 440 northbound ramp to Route 9/Garden State Parkway (GSP) northbound, as the Route 440 Bridges over Route 9/GSP project advances in Woodbridge.

Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 26 until 6 a.m. the next day, and again from   11 p.m. Friday, April 27 until 6 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, Ritacco Construction, Inc., will close one lane on Route 440 northbound approaching the GSP ramp and at midnight close the Route 440 northbound ramp to Route 9 northbound/GSP northbound for bridge deck replacement preparation work. The following detour will be in place:

Route 440 northbound ramp to Route 9/Garden State Parkway northbound Detour: (Midnight until 6 a.m.)

  • Motorists on Route 440 northbound will be directed to take the Smith Street exit
  • Continue on CR656/Smith Street
  • Bear right for the Route 9 northbound/Route 440 northbound exit.
  • Stay left to continue on Route 9 northbound
  • Keep left on Route 9 northbound for the Garden State Parkway northbound exit

The $14 million federally-funded Route 440 Bridges over Route 9/Garden State Parkway project which started construction in May 2017 will replace the seven-span bridge deck, approach slabs, guiderails, parapets, bridge bearings and repair the substructure. The bridge replacement project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

Construction and detour signing will be utilized to direct motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with this bridge deck replacement 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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.


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  Last Updated:  April 26, 2018