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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Judith Drucker
RELEASE: March 29, 2019

Route 173 closed and detoured for one year as the Bridge over Pohatcong Creek replacement project advances in Warren County

Road closure required for bridge replacement project

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the long-term closure and detour of Route 173 at the Bridge over Pohatcong Creek, both eastbound and westbound, in Warren County for a bridge replacement project.
Beginning at 11 p.m., tonight, Friday, March 29 and remaining fully closed for one year, NJDOT’s contractor Ritacco Construction, is scheduled to replace the existing bridge with a single-span, 112 feet long bridge.
The following detour will be in place:

Route 173 eastbound detour

  • Motorists traveling eastbound on Route 173 will be directed to make a left at Greenwich Church Road/CR 644
  • Turn right onto Beatty’s Road
  • Turn right onto South Main Street/CR 637
  • Follow to Route 173

Route 173 westbound detour

  • Motorists traveling westbound on Route 173 will be directed to make a right onto South Main Street/CR 637
  • Turn left onto Beatty’s Road
  • Turn left onto Greenwich Church Road/CR 644
  • Follow to Route 173

The $4.8 million dollar federally-funded project will replace the existing poor condition bridge over the Pohatcong Creek with a single-span bridge, 112 feet long, consisting of a concrete deck, simply supported with pre-stressed concrete girder on pile footings.  The roadway configuration will be two, twelve-foot lanes and two, eight-foot shoulders.

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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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