Fish House Road closed this weekend

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Fish House Road is scheduled to be closed in both directions near Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge this weekend in Kearny, the NJDOT says.

Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, NJDOT’s contractor, George Harms Inc., is scheduled to close Fish House Road in both directions near the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge in Kearny. The closure is necessary for demolition of the old Route 7 bridge crossing over Fish House Road. The Route 7 eastbound ramp to Fish House Road will only be open to local traffic going to Bellezza and Owens Corning. The ramp from Fish House Road northbound to Route 7 eastbound will remain open. The following detours will be in place:

Fish House Road northbound to Route 7 westbound detour
:

  • Motorists on Fish House Road northbound wishing to access Route 7 westbound will be directed to stay left and continue onto Route 7 eastbound
  • Cross the Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge
  • Stay in the right lane which becomes the exit ramp to Route 139 east/Hoboken/Holland Tunnel
  • Stay in the right lane to take the exit for St. Paul’s Avenue
  • Turn left on St. Paul’s Avenue
  • Turn left on James Avenue
  • Turn right onto the ramp to Route 7 westbound

Route 7 eastbound to Fish House Road southbound detour:

  • Motorists on Route 7 eastbound wishing to take the Fish House Road southbound exit will be directed to continue on Route 7 eastbound across the Wittpenn Bridge
  • Stay in the right lane which becomes the exit ramp to Route 139 east/Hoboken/Holland Tunnel
  • Stay in the right lane to take the exit for St. Paul’s Avenue
  • Turn left on St. Paul’s Avenue
  • Turn left on James Avenue
  • Turn right onto the ramp to Route 7 westbound
  • Cross the Wittpenn Bridge
  • Stay right and take the exit for Fish House Road

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