Routes 1&9 Truck northbound closed and detoured this weekend for bridge repairs in Kearny

The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Routes 1&9 Truck northbound will be closed and detoured between Newark and Kearny this weekend as repairs to the bridge across the Passaic River continue.

Beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, March 25 and continuing until 5 a.m., Monday, March 28, the NJDOT is scheduled to close and detour Route 1&9 Truck northbound between Doremus Avenue in Newark and Central Avenue in Kearny to replace floor beams on the Bridge over the Passaic River. Most of the work will be under the bridge.

NJ Transit Bus Routes 1, 67, and 319 will not be operating. Shuttle service will be offered. For more information, see NJ Transit’s advisory. The following detour will be in place:

Route 1&9 Truck northbound from Newark:

  • Traffic on Route 1&9 Truck north will be directed to take the Doremus Avenue exit
  • Turn left onto Doremus Avenue north
  • Stay right and follow signs for Route 1&9 Truck South/Raymond Boulevard
  • Stay right and take the exit for Raymond Boulevard
  • At traffic signal, turn right onto Raymond Boulevard
  • Follow Raymond Boulevard westbound for 2.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Route 21 north/McCarter Highway
  • Take the exit to I-280 eastbound
  • Stay in the right lane, cross Route 21, and follow signs for I-280 eastbound
  • Follow I-280 eastbound and take Exit 17A – CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike
  • Follow CR508 eastbound, which becomes Route 7 eastbound
  • Take Route 7 eastbound across the Wittpenn Bridge to Route 1&9 Truck

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.  Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for construction updates and real-time travel information.

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