By CBSNewYork Team

KEARNY, N.J. (CBSNewYork)New Jersey Transit has given the green light for the construction of a new Portal North Bridge.

The $1.5 billion project will replace the 110-year-old Portal Rail Bridge over the Hackensack River in Kearny.

The bridge is infamous for getting stuck and delaying tens of thousands of commuters.

The new span will be built next to the old bridge, and the first track is scheduled to open in November 2025.

CBSNewYork Team