Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016

Detour will be in place until repair is complete

The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced the emergency closure and detour of the exit ramp from Route 23 southbound to I-287 southbound for emergency repairs in Riverdale.

Exit closed

The closure is scheduled to be in place by 5:30 p.m. today, Monday, Aug. 8, with traffic detoured until the repair is completed, which is expected to take a few days.

The work is necessary to replace a drainage pipe that collapsed and caused a washout undermining the integrity of the ramp from Route 23 southbound to I-287 southbound in the area of milepost 13.06 just west of I-287. Route 23 northbound will not be affected.

The following detour will be in place:

  • Route 23 southbound traffic will be directed to continue to the exit for I-287 northbound
  • From I-287, motorists should take the first exit for Route 23 northbound
  • From Route 23 northbound take the first exit for I-287 southbound

DOT recommends that motorists plan their trips accordingly and prepare for delays in the region.

DOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work.  The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

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