07/11/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 12:21
Lane and ramp closures needed on Route 46 westbound and Piaget Avenue
(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 46 westbound will be closed and detoured this weekend as the Bridge over Piaget Avenue replacement project progresses in Clifton, Passaic County. Route 46 eastbound will be reduced to one lane between Day Street and Trenton Avenue.
The $5.1 million federally-funded bridge project is using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques allowing the construction to be completed over two weekends to minimize disruption to the traveling public.
This is the second of two weekends with multiple lane and ramp closures that are necessary so NJDOT's contractor, Anselmi & DeCicco, Inc., can demolish and reconstruct the bridge and approach slab on Route 46 over Piaget Avenue. This weekends closure will allow work on the the westbound side. The eastbound side of the bridge and approach slab were demolished and reconstructed the weekend of June 29 through July 3.
The following closures and detours are in effect this weekend.
Route 46 westbound
Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, the left lane of Route 46 westbound will be reduced to one lane. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., Friday, July 13, Route 46 westbound, normally a two-lane road, will be fully closed and detoured between Route 21 and Day Street.
Route 46 westbound local detour:
Route 46 eastbound
The left lane of Route 46 eastbound will be closed between Day Street and Trenton Avenue during the overnight hours from Friday through Tuesday morning on a varied schedule. One lane will be maintained at all times. The lane closure schedule is as follows:
Left lane closure schedule:
Route 46 eastbound detour from Christopher Columbus Middle School:
Beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, July 13 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 the ramp from Piaget Avenue to Route 46 eastbound and westbound will be closed with the following detours:
Piaget Avenue ramp to Route 46 westbound
Beginning at8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 the ramp from Piaget Avenue to Route 46 westbound will be closed with the following detour:
Route 46 westbound detour from Christopher Columbus Middle School:
The project will replace the existing bridge deck, install a new center median barrier, install new guiderails on both sides of the bridge, and eliminate two non-ADA compliant staircases. A new ADA compliant sidewalk will be built on Route 46 westbound leading to the Christopher Columbus Middle School. Access from the eastbound sidewalk on Route 46 to the Piaget Avenue ramp will be provided by an existing walkway that will be made ADA compliant. Additionally, a new crosswalk across the Piaget Avenue ramp will be installed. The work will be done during the summer while the nearby Christopher Columbus Middle School is not in session. The project is expected to be completed by the fall 2018.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. As workprogresses, NJDOT will issue additional traffic advisories. 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 and our Facebook page.