Posted Friday, May 9th, 2014

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has closed Rt. 10 eastbound to reconstruct the bridge over the Passaic River, connecting East Hanover in Morris County with Livingston in Essex County.

Rt. 10 eastbound is closed at River Road to begin demolition and reconstruction of the eastbound side of the bridge.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured for the entire length of the project, with westbound traffic being maintained throughout the project.


 · Motorists traveling on Route 10 eastbound will be directed to River Road, Old Mount Pleasant Avenue and back onto Route 10 eastbound after Okner Parkway.

· Local traffic for businesses between River Road and the bridge, and between Okner Parkway and the bridge will be maintained at all times.

· Temporary traffic signals are planned at the intersection of River Road and Old Mount Pleasant Avenue, and at Old Mount Pleasant Avenue and Okner Parkway to improve traffic flow at those intersections during construction.

Dynamic message signs will be deployed on Rt. 10 to alert motorists of the upcoming traffic pattern changes.

NJDOT anticipates the project reaching completion by the end of 2014. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information.