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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: August 27, 2018

Lackawanna Avenue, Rifle Camp and Valley Road closures necessary this week in Passaic County

Daily closures required for utility and curb work as construction advances

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime closures this week of Lackawanna Avenue northbound, Rifle Camp Road southbound and the Valley Road/Route 46 Westbound Ramps, as the Route 3/Route 46 Improvement Project advances in Passaic County.

Starting this week at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday, August 27 and continuing daily until Friday, August 31 or until complete, NJDOT’s contractor J.F. Creamer & Sanzari, is scheduled to close and detour the northbound lane on Lackawanna Avenue for drainage and conduit installation work. In addition, alternating traffic will be maintained with flagmen on Rifle Camp Road for water main work.

On Tuesday, August 28, NJDOT’s contractor is scheduled to close and detour the Valley Road ramp to Route 46 westbound from 10 a.m. until noon and the Route 46 westbound ramp to Valley Road from noon until 2 p.m. for curb work.

Local access will be maintained for the residents during the scheduled detours. If work is completed earlier, the ramps and lanes will be reopened accordingly. Motorists are advised to use caution. The following signed detours will be in place during the daytime construction.

Lackawanna Avenue northbound detour: (Daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

  • Motorists will be directed to Notch Road
  • Stay right onto Long Hill Road
  • Turn right onto Lower Notch Road and follow to Lackawanna Avenue

Rifle Camp Road southbound Alternating Traffic: (Daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

  • Alternating traffic maintained with flagmen.

Tuesday, August 28
Valley Road ramp to Route 46 westbound: (Daily from 10 a.m. to noon)

  • Motorists on Valley Road will be directed to take Route 46 eastbound
  • Take the exit for Grove Street
  • Take the exit for Van Houten Avenue
  • Take the entrance onto Route 46 westbound
Route 46 westbound ramp to Valley Road ramp: (Daily from noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Motorists on Route 46 westbound will be directed to the next exit for Notch Road
  • Take the entrance onto Route 46 eastbound
  • Take the exit for Valley Road

The $40.8 million federally-funded Contract A portion of the Route 3, Route 46, Valley Road and Notch/Rifle Camp Road Interchange Improvements project, which started construction in January 2016, includes the construction of a new two-way service road, three signalized intersections, and two single-lane roundabouts parallel to Route 46 westbound to remove local traffic from the state highway. The project is being accomplished with two contracts, and is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the interchange improvements project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information on upcoming road or ramp closures.

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 or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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  Last Updated:  August 28, 2018