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New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced that Route 4 westbound will be completely closed to traffic and detoured this weekend during the overnight hours while the replacement of the Route 4 bridge deck over Flat Rock Brook in Englewood advances. The $1.5 million state-funded project is replacing the existing, deteriorated structure with a new pre-cast concrete bridge deck.
The westbound lanes of Route 4 from the George Washington Bridge will be completely closed beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 through 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, through 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with the contractor, Creamer-Sanzari Inc., installing a new prefabricated structure bridge deck.
Detours have been set up with signs to direct travelers. Motorists are encouraged to leave extra time for travel or plan alternate routes.
The new bridge deck was manufactured off site and the use of pre-cast concrete bridge components will enable NJDOT to significantly shorten the construction schedule and minimize impacts to traffic. Last weekend, the installation of a new bridge deck on the eastbound lanes was completed.
In addition to the replacement of the existing bridge deck, NJDOT will resurface the bridge approaches on Route 4 in both directions. Construction is scheduled for completion later this summer.
NJDOT will employ variable message signs to notify motorists of the upcoming bridge closure. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.