NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A commuter alert for drivers who take Route 495 in New Jersey to get to and from the Lincoln Tunnel.
The 31st Street ramp from Kennedy Boulevard to Route 495 westbound shuts down August 10, with traffic detoured onto Patterson Plank Road. It’s a busy interchange that leads to the Turnpike and Route 3.READ MORE: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held In The Bronx's Little Italy
A week later, on August 17, one lane of Route 495 in each direction will be closed.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Say Shopping Locally Is More Important Than Ever Amid COVID, Supply Chain Struggles
The New Jersey Department of Transportation says the shutdown is necessary to make repairs to the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen.
Construction is expected to last for about two and a half years while the entire bridge deck, parapets, light fixtures, guiderail, and drainage are replaced.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed To Death In Bay Ridge, Suspect In Custody
The entire $90 million project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.