Two South Kearny roads will be closed & detoured for next year: DOT

Two roads in South Kearny will be closed for about a year for construction work, the NJDOT said today.

Central Avenue northbound and Pennsylvania Avenue eastbound are scheduled to be closed and detoured beginning June 7 for approximately a year as the Portway, Fish House Road/Pennsylvania Avenue project advances.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow the roadways will be shut. There will be no direct access to Fishhouse Road northbound toward Route 7 from either Central Avenue or Pennsylvania Avenue West.

Full access will be maintained for Fish House Road southbound and Pennsylvania Avenue East westbound traffic and for traffic going to the CSX Intermodal Terminal from the north. Access to Pennsylvania Avenue West will only be maintained from Jacobus Avenue.

Central Avenue northbound Detour:

  • Motorists on Central Avenue northbound will be directed to turn left on 3rd Street
  • Turn left onto Jacobus Avenue
  • Turn left onto 2nd Street
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue southbound
  • Take the ramp to Routes 1&9 Truck northbound
  • Turn left at the traffic signal to stay on Routes 1&9 Truck northbound
  • Take the ramp to Route 7 westbound
  • Cross the Wittpenn Bridge
  • Stay right to take the Fish House Road exit

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