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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is the construction project?
A. The project is located on Route 1 between milepost 25.17 and milepost 26.17 in North Brunswick Township, Middlesex County.
Q. Why is this work necessary?

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is replacing the Route 1 Bridge because of its severely deteriorated condition. The project will improve safety by reducing the horizontal and vertical curvature below the bridge and improve the sight distance on Route 1 over the bridge.

Q. Is the bridge being eliminated?

No. The bridge is being replaced - not eliminated. The new bridge will be slightly lower due to the removal of the abandoned railroad below and the previously required under clearance for railroad cars. The new height will improve the sight distance for motorists traveling on Route 1.

Q. Besides a new bridge are there other project improvements to be anticipated?

The final design plan includes standard width lanes on Route 1 with acceleration/deceleration lanes. Additional lanes will be added under the bridge with shoulders, sidewalks and curbs throughout the project area. Two new traffic signals will be added to move motorists safely along College Farm Road and under the bridge. The removal of the abandoned Sayreville Railway under the bridge will extend College Farm Road across the abandoned railway and expand access options for travelers on either side of Route 1.

Q. How long will be bridge underpass (U-turn movement) remain closed?

The NJDOT project has completed the southbound bridge structure and is currently constructing the northbound bridge and associated steel support beams, foundations and abutments. In order to protect the safety of the vehicular, pedestrian and bicyling public the underpass will remain closed until the substantial completion of the project in Fall 2011.

Q. What are the alternate routes while the underpass is closed?
A. The NJDOT has recommended an alternate route travel plan for motorists destined for the campuses/properties on either side of the bridge by utilizing the interchange to the north at Ryders Lane and to the south at Routes 1/130.
Q. What is the speed limit through this area?

The posted speed limit is 40 mph through the construction zone and is strictly enforced 24 hours a day. Please remember to be alert and use caution when traveling through a construction zone.

Q. Where can travelers obtain information?

Traffic information will be provided on variable message signs along Route 1 and on NJDOT's 511NJ Travel Information Web site and on the 511NJ phone system.

Q. Who is the NJDOT Project Manager?
A. Jayesh Pandya is the NJDOT Project Manager managing the day to day design activities. Upendra Patel is the NJDOT Resident Engineer managing all construction-related activities. Additionally, NJDOT has provided an on-site community relations team for the project; working daily with local and regional community shareholders throughout the construction process. Jeffrey Lanigan and Lisa Ginther can be emailed or contacted directly at 609.947.2835.
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