All lanes on Route 1&9 Truck northbound between Newark and Kearny will be closed and detoured this weekend as repairs to the bridge across the Passaic River continue between Essex and Hudson counties. Beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday, July 8, until noon Sunday, June 9, all northbound lanes on Routes 1&9 Truck at the bridge wll be closed and detoured. The closure will allow the contractor to install joints on the bridge. The following detour will be in place:
Routes 1&9 Truck northbound from Newark detour:
- Motorists on Routes 1&9 Truck northbound in Newark will be directed to take the Doremus Avenue exit
- Turn left onto Doremus Avenue northbound
- Stay right and follow signs for Routes 1&9 Truck South/Raymond Boulevard
- Stay right and take the exit for Raymond Boulevard
- At the traffic signal, turn right onto Raymond Boulevard
- Follow Raymond Boulevard westbound for 2.1 miles
- Turn right onto Route 21 northbound/McCarter Highway
- Turn right onto Bridge Street
- Turn right to take the ramp to I-280 eastbound
- Follow I-280 eastbound and take Exit 17A – CR 508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike
- Follow CR 508 eastbound, which becomes Route 7 eastbound
- Take Route 7 eastbound across the Wittpenn Bridge to Routes 1&9 Truck
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