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Route 9 and 35 Victory Circle Elimination Project

Sayreville, Middlesex County

Frequently Asked Questions

What's going on?

Victory Circle
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is completing the reconstruction and elimination of the Victory Circle. A new bridge was constructed on Route 9 to carry Route 9 traffic over an extension of Route 35/Chevalier Avenue. The current circle is being replaced by a modified diamond interchange with three traffic signals and more travel lanes through the interchange.

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Victory Circle - Final Configuration

When will this work be completed?

Spring 2006

What is the cost?

Victory Circle Elimination - $17.5 million

Why is the work being done?

The Victory Circle is being eliminated because it is obsolete and does not meet current traffic demands.

The Victory Circle Elimination will continue the three lanes in each direction to Andrejewski Drive, thereby eliminating the bottleneck.

How will traffic be impacted during construction?

At Victory Circle, a new bridge about 200 feet long is being constructed to carry Route 9 over the realigned Route 35. Temporary bridges will be constructed over the existing circle to maintain traffic during construction. Ramps will be reconstructed in stages, maintaining one lane of traffic and a shoulder at all times. Traffic will be detoured to temporary diversionary roadways, with all existing connections maintained. When the new bridge and ramps are completed, traffic will be shifted to the proposed alignment, the traffic signals will be operational and the existing bridges will be demolished.

The circle work began in Spring 2003. Two lanes will be maintained along Route 9 in each direction during peak commuter hours. Rubbernecking delays are expected. Construction will be completed by Winter 2005.

Carpooling, vanpooling and riding buses and trains are encouraged to reduce congestion. Call 1-800-245-POOL for free ridesharing information.

How can motorists get information?

  • Variable message signs
  • Radio traffic reports
  • NJ Commuter
For more information, please contact Resident Engineer Bob Hritz of the Victory Circle Elimination at (732) 727-7840.
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