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Route 173 bridge over Pohatcong Creek to reopen today as bridge replacement completed in Greenwich Twp

GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the completion and opening of the new Route 173 Bridge over Pohatcong Creek after a full bridge replacement in Greenwich Township.

Beginning at 4:00 p.m., today, April 14, NJDOT’s contractor Ritacco Construction is scheduled to open the new Route 173 Bridge over Pohatcong Creek.

Then at 10:00 p.m., the contractor will remove two overhead detour signs from the Route 22 eastbound ramp to I-78 eastbound and I-78 westbound requiring brief, intermittent ramp closures. Traffic will have continued access through the area during the ramp closures and will be
directed by the New Jersey State Police.

The $4.8 million dollar federally-funded project replaced the existing poor condition bridge over the Pohatcong Creek with a single-span, 112 foot-long bridge, consisting of a concrete deck, simply supported with pre-stressed concrete girders on pile footings. The roadway configuration includes two, twelve-foot lanes and two, eight-foot shoulders. 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 511nj.org for construction updates and 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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