Lane closures on Route 1&9/Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen due to Gateway project


Starting this evening, there will be overnight lane closures on Route 1&9 and Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen as the Gateway project advances.

Screenshot via EarthCam.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight until tomorrow at 6 a.m., and continuing Monday, April 22nd; Tuesday, April 23rd; and Wednesday, April 24th at the same time, the right lane on Route 1&9/Tonnelle Avenue southbound is scheduled to be closed between Route 3 and the Taco Bell in North Bergen, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced.

The closure is necessary to install construction barrier to create a work zone in the right shoulder and to shift traffic. One lane southbound will be maintained overnight.

By 6 a.m. Saturday, Route 1&9 traffic in both directions will be shifted toward the northbound shoulder. This configuration is expected to be in place for approximately six months. The traffic shift is necessary to construct a new bridge over the new train tracks.

The bridge is being built in three stages, with the west side being built first, then the middle of the bridge, and finally the east side of the bridge. The remaining work is expected to take approximately 18 months.

The work is part of the Hudson Tunnel Project as part of the Gateway Program that will replace and update rail infrastructure along a 10-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor, including building a new two- track Hudson River rail tunnel between the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to Manhattan.

Work launched on the Tonnelle Avenue Project in November 2023, with local, state, and federal officials on hand for the groundbreaking, marking the start of construction on the Hudson Tunnel Project in New Jersey, and is expected to conclude by fall of 2025.

Back in June, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $25 million grant for the endeavor and an EarthCam to track the progress went live earlier this month.

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