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March 16, 2017 2:31 PM

CLOSURE OF THE MIDTOWN BRIDGE - HACKENSACK/BOGOTA

UPDATE: The Midtown Bridge spanning the Hackensack River between the Borough of Bogota and the City of Hackensack, which has been under construction since March 2017, is scheduled to reopen to traffic and pedestrians on April 13, 2018. The original schedule for reopening the bridge was delayed for various reasons beyond the contractor’s control including unforeseen subsurface field conditions, the need for additional out of scope work, and steel manufacturing delays.

All business and parking lots on the Midtown Bridge Approach in Hackensack, as well as all business and parks on West Main Street in Bogota remain open and are accessible by the public.

Roadway and bridge closures can be inconvenient; however, they are a necessary aspect of infrastructure improvements. A traffic control plan will be implemented upon bridge closure and detours will be implemented as follows:

Hackensack to Bogota
• Eastbound traffic on E. Mercer Street and Atlantic Street looking to cross the Midtown Bridge will be detoured south on River Street (CR 503).
• Eastbound traffic on Midtown Bridge Approach looking to cross the Midtown bridge will be detoured west onto Salem Street Exit; Salem Street Exit will be detoured south on River Street (CR 503).
• All southbound and northbound traffic on River Street (CR 503) looking to cross the Midtown Bridge will be detoured to Court Street for crossing the Hackensack River. Upon crossing the Court Street Bridge, traffic will be detoured north on River Road (CR 41), Bogota. The detour will end at the intersection of River Road (CR 41) and Main Street, Bogota.
Bogota to Hackensack
• Westbound traffic on W. Fort Lee Road looking to cross the Midtown Bridge will be detoured west to remain on W. Fort Lee Road (CR 12) and use the Court Street Bridge.
• Westbound Traffic on E. Main Street looking to cross the Midtown Bridge will be detoured south on River Road (CR 41).
• All southbound and northbound traffic on River Road (CR 41) looking to cross the Midtown Bridge will be detoured west on W. Fort Lee Road (CR 12) for crossing the Hackensack River via the Court Street Bridge. Upon crossing the Court Street Bridge, traffic will be detoured northwest on Bridge Street, Hackensack, then north on River Street (CR 503). The detour will end at the intersection of River Street (CR 503) and Salem Street, Hackensack.

All project detour signs are delineated with "MIDTOWN BRIDGE" at the top of the sign followed by "DETOUR.... *left arrow, straight arrow, slight right arrow, or right arrow*" or "END DETOUR" at the bottom of the sign. All signs are placed near their respective intersections and are of reflective blazing orange background color with black lettering.

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Latest Update:

April 11, 2018 10:14 AM

Due to the recent storms affecting the final weather dependent work items over the last month, the contractor needs a few more days of good weather to complete certain work items. The bridge opening is rescheduled for Friday April 20, 2018.