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Routes 4/208 Construction

Fair Lawn, Bergen County

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s going on?
A. NJDOT is improving three major areas of this interchange. The work will:
  • Replace the Route 4 bridge over Route 208 with a new bridge. It will carry the main east- and westbound lanes of Route 4 over Route 208. The existing main Route 4 eastbound lane will become a local lane in the same direction.

  • Remove the ramp from Paramus Road south to Route 4 east. In the new traffic pattern, motorists will travel west on Red Mill Road, north to Saddle River Road and east onto Route 4. To accommodate this, NJDOT will improve Red Mill Road and the Paramus Road/Red Mill Road intersection. We will also widen the Red Mill/Saddle Road intersection and install traffic signals there.

  • Construct safety and other improvements on shoulders, median barriers, acceleration and deceleration lanes, lighting and drainage.
When will this work be completed?
  • Heavy construction - May 2002
  • Landscaping, cleanup - July 2002
Why is this work being done?
A. This work will improve the safety of this interchange by replacing a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge and bringing the adjacent roadway up to current design standards.
How will traffic be impacted during construction?
  • Closed for the duration of construction
    The connection from Saddle River Road south to Route 4 east will be closed at Route 4. Local access to Saddle River Road will be permitted.
    NOTE: Access to Saddle River Road north from Route 4 west will remain open during construction.

  • Closed forever
    • For safety reasons, traffic going south on Saddle River Road may no longer weave across the merge of Route 4 east and Route 208 south onto Saddle River Road south. The movement will be prevented during construction by closing Saddle River Road and later by median barriers.
    • Blue Hill Avenue at the intersection of Route 4 will be permanently closed during the first construction stage.

  • Lane closures
    Main lane closures in any direction are limited to off peak travel times.
How can motorists get information?
  • Variable message signs
  • Radio traffic reports
  • 1-877-NJROADS
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  Last Updated:  July 28, 2003