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CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 44 lane closures Monday

 as Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project advances in Gibbstown, Gloucester County

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(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on Route 44/West Broad Street next week as the Route 44 Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project advances in Gibbstown, Gloucester County.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, November 9, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority’s contractor, R. E. Pierson, is scheduled to close one lane on Route 44 between the bridge over Sand Ditch (Nehonsey Brook) and Veterans Avenue.  One lane will be maintained with alternating traffic.  This closure will allow the contractor to prepare for a traffic shift.

By 3 p.m. that afternoon, traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of the roadway, with one lane in each direction.  The northbound side will remain closed until Spring 2021 as the contractor works to complete a full depth reconstruction of the roadway. 

The $9.9 million developer project is constructing a new 0.6-mile truck bypass that will connect the existing Route 44 in both directions in western Gibbstown to A Line Road. The new road will reduce truck traffic traveling through residential communities, increasing quality of life and safety. The bypass roadway will run primarily through undeveloped DuPont property adjacent to an active railroad line and existing Route 44.  The project is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2021.

Variable Message Signs are being used to provide advance notification of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work.NJDOT will provide more information before any lane closures are scheduled.

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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.