Fish House Road northbound closed this weekend as the Wittpenn Bridge project advances in Kearny

Fish House Road northbound in Kearny will be closed and detoured this weekend for water main work as the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge project advances between Kearny and Jersey City in Hudson County.

Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, July 24, until 5 a.m. Sunday, July 26, NJDOT’s contractor Georges Harms Construction Co. Inc., will close and detour Fish House Road northbound, which leads to Route 7 westbound, to install a 36-inch water main. Southbound traffic will be maintained with flaggers. The following detour will be in place: 

Fish House Road northbound detour:

  • Motorists on Route 1&9 Truck wishing to take Central Avenue to Pennsylvania Ave to Fish House Road northbound to Route 7 westbound will be directed to continue on Route 1&9 Truck northbound
  • Turn left at the intersection with Route 440 and Communipaw Avenue to stay on Route 1&9 Truck northbound
  • Follow Route 1&9 Truck northbound to Route 7


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