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Pattenburg Road Bridge over I-78 in Hunterdon County to be closed next week for bridge repairs

Detour required near Exit 11 for bridge repairs in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Wednesday announced a week- long closure and detour of the Pattenburg Road/CR 614 Bridge over I-78 next week for bridge repair work in Union Township.

Beginning at 12:00 p.m., Monday, November 30, until 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, NJDOT’s contractor, Berto Construction Inc., will close the Pattenburg Road Bridge over I-78. This closure will allow the contractor to make repairs to the bridge. Access will be maintained over the bridge for emergency vehicles as necessary. The following signed detours will be in place:

I-78 westbound and Pattenburg Road southbound Detour

  • Motorists using I-78 westbound Exit 11 wishing to cross over I-78 to
  • Pattenburg Road will be directed to take Route 173 eastbound
  • Turn right onto Perryville Road/CR 625 southbound and cross over I-78
  • Turn right onto Frontage Road
  • Bear right at the fork to stay on Frontage Road
  • Turn left onto Pattenburg Road

I-78 eastbound and Pattenburg Road northbound Detour

  • Motorists using I-78 eastbound Exit 11 and wishing to cross over I-78 to Route 173
    will be directed continue straight at the traffic signal onto Baptist Church Road, which
    becomes Frontage Road
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on Frontage Road
  • Turn left on Perryville Road/CR 625 northbound to cross over I-78
  • Make a left onto Route 173 westbound back to Pattenburg Road

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website  for real-time travel information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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