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Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Closing for NJDOT Priority Bridge Repairs — Expect Delays

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced there will be lane closures and a ramp closure on Route 80 eastbound on Thursday for priority bridge repairs in Wharton. This is a continuation of work that began in the area on April 23.Route 80 Eastbound: Exit 34 and Two Lanes Closing Thursday in Wharton

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, I.E.W. Construction Group, is scheduled to close I-80 eastbound Exit 34 to North Main Street/County Route  634 in Wharton for repairs to the bridge header.

The right and center lanes on I-80 eastbound also will also be closed, with one lane of traffic maintained throughout the day.  The following signed detour will be in place:

I-80 eastbound Exit 34 to North Main Street/CR 634 detour:

  •  Motorists wishing to take the I-80 eastbound Exit 34 to North Main Street/CR 634 will be directed to continue on I-80 eastbound
  • Take Exit 35 towards Mount Hope/Dover
  • Keep right at the fork to merge on to Mount Hope Avenue/CR 661
  • Turn right on to Mount Pleasant Avenue
  • Turn right on to Route 15/West Union Turnpike
  • Use the left lane to turn on to East Dewey Avenue back to North Main Street/CR 634

If work is completed early, the road will reopen sooner. 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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.