Wittpenn Bridge will be closed this & next weekend

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will close the Wittpenn Bridge between Jersey City and Kearny for demolition of the old bridge lift span and to test the new bridge lift span this weekend and next weekend.

The closures will be in effect beginning at 4 a.m., Saturday, May 7 (and 14) until 11 p.m. Sunday, May 8 (and 15).

The following detours will be in place:

Route 7 eastbound detour

  • Route 7 eastbound traffic will be 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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