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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Steve Schapiro
  Brian Ahrens
RELEASE: May 31, 2019

Paterson Plank Road Bridge over Route 3 replacement project begins Friday in Secaucus

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Paterson Plank Road

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a lane closure and traffic shift on Paterson Plank Road over Route 3 as the bridge replacement project begins in Secaucus, Hudson County.

Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 31, until 7 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, NJDOT’s contractor, J.F. Creamer & Son Joint Venture with Joseph M. Sanzari Inc., will close lanes on Paterson Plank Road from Maple Street to First Street with a single lane of alternating traffic in order to establish a traffic shift. 

On Saturday morning, Paterson Plank Road southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound lane and northbound traffic will be shifted to the right at First Street utilizing the dedicated turning lane as a through lane.  One lane of traffic will be maintain in each direction throughout construction, however there may be occasional overnight work during the project requiring alternating traffic.    

In addition, beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 31, until 7 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, the Route 3 eastbound left lane will be closed under the bridge and the acceleration lane onto Route 3 westbound from Paterson Plank Road will be closed. Motorists will be able to access Route 3 westbound, but should use caution when merging onto the roadway. Later in the evening, a portion of the Route 3 eastbound deceleration lane to the I-95 south/NJ Turnpike exit will be closed, although the exit will remain open.

During this stage of the $8.7 million federally-funded project, the bridge superstructure on the southbound side will be replaced.  When this stage is complete, traffic will be shifted onto the newly reconstructed southbound side of the bridge to allow for replacement of the northbound side.  The first stage of the project is anticipated to be complete by early next year, with overall completion expected by fall 2020.

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.            

Please note, the NJDOT Communications Office has a new phone number – 609-963-1975.


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  Last Updated:  May 31, 2019