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One lane of the eastbound Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike will be closed this weekend from west of Interchange 14B to Christopher Columbus Drive. Drivers attempting to exit at the Christopher Columbus Drive off-ramp will be detoured to Marin Boulevard. The ramp to Liberty Science Center will remain open.
The closures will enable a Turnpike Authority contractor to pour sections of a new bridge deck and perform other miscellaneous repairs under a contract for rehabilitating three bridges on the Extension. Similar high-intensity construction cycles are scheduled for three weekends in November.
This weekend’s closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 19th, and continue until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 22nd.
Traffic impacts could be severe, especially during peak travel times.
Drivers are urged to check conditions before they travel through the area.
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