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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: November 8, 2018

Route 130 lane closure for Doctor’s Creek and Crosswicks Creek bridge improvements in Mercer and Burlington Counties

Northbound traffic shift and detours required for next phase of construction

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced temporary overnight lane closures on Route 130 to shift northbound traffic on the Bridge over Doctors Creek and the Bridge over Crosswicks Creek improvement project, located between Hamilton, Mercer County and Bordentown, Burlington County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, November 10 until 10 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, Earle Asphalt Co., is expected to temporarily close lanes on Route 130 between Groveville Road in Bordentown and Church Street/CR609 in Hamilton. The temporary closures are required to shift the current right lane on Route 130 northbound to the far right onto the new bridge. The left lane, currently using the crossover to the Route 130 southbound side will remain in its current configuration. The traffic shift will be in place until late winter to allow for construction on the left lane and shoulder of Route 130 northbound, as construction on the superstructure improvements and deck replacements for the two bridges advances.

Because of the temporary traffic configuration, a reduction in lane width within the construction zone will continue to require oversize trucks on Route 130 to be detoured until summer 2019. The off-ramp from Route 130 northbound to Hogback Road will remain open, but the on-ramp from Hogback Road onto Route 130 northbound may be closed on occasions and require a local detour. Trucks are not allowed to use Local and County Roads.

Route 130 northbound/Route 206 Truck Detour:
(Until summer 2019)

  • Trucks traveling northbound on Route 130/Route 206 will be directed onto Route 206 northbound
  • Take Exit for I-195 westbound
  • Take exit for I-295 southbound to I-195 eastbound
  • To I-195 East Exit 5 to Route 130 northbound

Route 130 southbound Truck Detour:
(Until summer 2019)

  • Trucks traveling southbound on Route 130 will be directed to I-195 westbound
  • Take exit for I-295 southbound
  • Take Exit 56 to Route 130 southbound

NJDOT will provide more information on the schedule of the lane closures as the project advances. During construction, at least one lane on Route 130 traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.

NJDOT has designed work on the $7.2 million federally-funded Route 130 Bridges over Doctors Creek and Bridge over Crosswicks Creek improvement project to be performed in stages. The project will replace the superstructure and bridge deck on the two bridges. The bridges are located approximately 500 feet apart on Route 130 between Hamilton, Mercer County and Bordentown, Burlington County. The project is expected to be completed in late 2019.

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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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  Last Updated:  November 8, 2018