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Route 1 and 9 Merge

Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County

Frequently Asked Questions

What's going on?
A. We will widen Route 1 and Route 1 & 9 in the area of the Route 1 and Route 9 merge and will replace the existing Route 9 southbound bridge over Route 1 northbound with a new bridge.
What does this project include:?
  • Construction of a new bridge carrying Route 1 over Route 9.
  • Removing the existing bridge carrying Route 9 over Route 1.
  • Widening Route 1 and Route 1 & 9 to provide three lanes and shoulders/auxiliary lanes in each direction.
  • Closing the Larson Road/Edward Street intersection with Route 9 northbound.
  • Closing the Julius Street/Jansen Avenue intersection with Route 9 southbound.
  • Closing the existing U-turn facility from Route 9 northbound to Route 9 southbound.
  • Prohibiting turns from Kimball Street onto Route 9 northbound.
How much does this cost?
A. It costs $14 million, funded by both state and federal sources.
When will this project be completed?
A. Fall 2002.
What are the traffic impacts of this construction?
  • Driveway access to all businesses will be maintained at all times during the project.
  • Construction will require a single lane closure along Routes 1, 9 and 1 & 9 at various times.
  • For a short period (about 21 days), Route 9 southbound traffic will be detoured to Green Street.
How will motorists keep informed?
  • Variable message signs on the roadway
  • Radio traffic reports
  • NJCommuter
How are impacts being minimized?
  • Night work
    Due to the high volume of traffic using both Route 1 and Route 9, this project will include night work to ensure the completion as quickly as possible.
  • Noise Reduction
    Construction techniques have been selected which will reduce the noise impacts on area residents, however, some noise and construction zone lighting cannot be avoided.
  • Quick Completion
    Through contract incentives, the NJDOT is committed to completing the construction as quickly as possible.
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