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Rt. 3 bridge blasting will impact traffic

Lyndhurst is advising residents that a contractor soon will be blasting the foundation of the old Rt. 3 bridge over the Passaic River, Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso announced.

Giangeruso said the blasts will be closely controlled and “will have minimal audible or visible impact.”

However, as a safety precaution, there will be temporary stoppage of all traffic on the river and on these roads:

Rt. 3 eastbound and westbound from milepost 3.8 to 5.1 approximately one-half mile from the bridge in each direction.

Rt. 21 northbound including the ramp to Rt. 3.

Riverside Ave. northbound and southbound from Rutherford Ave. to Marginal Road.

The contractor plans five blasting events between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the next couple of weeks. Each event will trigger a 10-to-15-minute window of traffic stoppage.

State troopers and contracting personnel will coordinate traffic control during the stoppages.

The work is dependent on weather and job site conditions. Any schedule changes will be announced on the Township of Lyndhurst website, www.lyndhurstnj.org.

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