TRAVEL ALERT — 280 West Exit 10 closed tonight for emergency

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the I-280 westbound Exit 10 ramp to Northfield Avenue will be closed and detoured beginning tonight for an emergency sinkhole repair in West Orange, Essex County.

Beginning tonight (April 13) at approximately 1 a.m., Thursday, April 14 until early Friday morning, April 15, the I-280 westbound Exit 10 ramp to Northfield Avenue is scheduled to be closed and detoured to repair a collapsed drainage pipe. The right lane on Northfield Avenue also is scheduled to be closed. The following detour will be in place:

I-280 westbound Exit 10 ramp to Northfield Avenue Detour:

  • Motorists on I-280 westbound wishing to take the Exit 10 ramp to Northfield Avenue will be directed to continue on I-280 westbound
  • Take Exit 8A/Prospect Avenue/West Orange
  • Stay left to take the ramp to I-280 eastbound
  • Take Exit 9/Mt Pleasant Ave/W Orange/Montclair, which becomes Brennan Drive
  • Follow Brennan Drive back to Northfield Avenue

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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