Route 1&9 Truck northbound closed and detoured this weekend for bridge repairs at Newark border

Traffic to be detoured over Route 7/Wittpenn Bridge during closure



Forwarded from NJDOT Traffic Advisory

For Immediate Release:

October 14, 2022


(Trenton) – All lanes on Route 1&9 Truck northbound between Newark and Kearny will be closed and detoured this weekend as repairs to the Bridge across the Passaic River continue between Essex and Hudson counties.


Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, October 14 until 5 p.m. Sunday, October 16, all northbound lanes on Route 1&9 Truck at the Bridge across the Passaic River are scheduled to be closed and detoured. The closure will allow the contractor to install joints on the bridge. The following detour will be in place:


Route 1&9 Truck northbound from Newark detour:

  • Motorists on Route 1&9 Truck north in Newark will be directed to take the Doremus Avenue exit

  • Turn left onto Doremus Avenue north

  • Stay right and follow signs for Route 1&9 Truck South/Raymond Boulevard

  • Stay right and take the exit for Raymond Boulevard

  • At traffic signal, turn right onto Raymond Boulevard

  • Follow Raymond Boulevard westbound for 2.1 miles

  • Turn right onto Route 21 north/McCarter Highway

  • Take the exit to I-280 eastbound

  • Stay in the right lane, cross Route 21, and follow signs for I-280 eastbound

  • Follow I-280 eastbound and take Exit 17A - CR508/Newark-Jersey City Turnpike

  • Follow CR508 eastbound, which becomes Route 7 eastbound

  • Take Route 7 eastbound across the Wittpenn Bridge to Route 1&9 Truck

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 construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.


If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Hammond, Regional Coordinator for NJDOT-Office of Community and Constituent Relations at (609) 963-1982.


Thank you,



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