New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced that two Route 495 westbound ramps are scheduled to be closed overnight for a few weeks.
The ramp from 31st Street in Union City to Route 495 westbound, and the Route 495 westbound ramp to Route 1&9 northbound will be closed from 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 until 5 a.m. the next day, and continue over several nights for approximately two weeks.
These closures are part of the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road rehabilitation project, and are necessary to allow for a long term shift of three lanes on Route 495 westbound to the left, closer towards the median, between the 31st Street entrance ramp and the Route 1&9 northbound exit ramp. This will result in slightly more narrow lanes in order to create a work zone for utility, drainage, and ramp widening work on the right side of the highway.
Motorists are advised to slow down through the work zone and will be directed to use signed detours.
For further information visit www.RestoreNJ495.com or contact the Project Outreach Team at 201-408-8495 or DOTOutreachRT495@dot.nj.gov.