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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: April 15, 2019

I-287 northbound ramp to Route 1 northbound closed and detoured overnight in Edison

Detour required for preventative bridge maintenance and joint repair

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure and detour of the I-287 northbound ramp to Route 1 northbound for bridge deck repairs in Edison, Middlesex County.

NJDOT’s contractor, Power Concrete Company, Inc. is scheduled to close and detour the I-287 north ramp/Exit 1A to Route 1 north to install a new, permanent bridge deck joint repair replacing a temporary patch. The detour will begin at 11 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 15 until 5 a.m. the next day, and continue nightly until Wednesday, April 17. The road will be reopened if work is completed earlier than scheduled.

I-287 northbound ramp to Route 1 northbound overnight detour:
(11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15 – Wednesday, April 17)

  • Motorists traveling on I-287 northbound wishing to travel to Route 1 north/Newark will be directed to continue on I-287 northbound to the next exit ramp, Exit 1B/Route 1 south/Trenton
  • Take Exit 1B onto Route 1 southbound to the first exit
  • Take Exit I-287 south/Raritan Center/Perth Amboy
  • Take I-287 south to Exit 1A/Route 1 north/Newark

Construction signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the bridge deck repair.
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.

Please note, the NJDOT Communications office has a new phone number 609.963.1975

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  Last Updated:  April 15, 2019