The Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge between Jersey City and Kearny will be closed this weekend, the second such closure of six necessary for demolition of the old bridge lift span and to test the new bridge lift span.
Beginning at 4 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 until 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, contractors will detour Route 7 in both directions before the Wittpenn Bridge as follows.
Route 7 eastbound detour:
Route 7 eastbound traffic will directed to take the exit to Fish House Road southbound
Fish House Road becomes Pennsylvania Avenue
Turn left onto Central Avenue
Take the ramp to Route 1&9 Truck north
Bear left at the traffic signal at Communipaw Avenue to stay on Route 1&9 Truck
Follow Route 1&9 Truck to Route 1&9
Route 1&9 Southbound to Route 7 westbound detour:
Route 1&9 southbound traffic wishing to take Route 7 westbound over the Wittpenn Bridge will be directed to take the exit for Route 1&9 Truck southbound (also known as Charlotte Circle)
Follow Route 1&9 Truck southbound across the Bridge over the Hackensack River
Turn right onto Central Avenue north
Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, which becomes Fish House Road
Follow Fish House Road to Route 7 westbound
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