New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the replacement of the Route 4 bridge deck over Flat Rock Brook in Englewood City, Bergen County. The $1.5 million state-funded project will replace the existing, deteriorated structure with a new pre-cast concrete bridge deck.
The construction will take place in several stages, with the contractor, Creamer-Sanzari Inc., conducting slab stabilization work requiring lane closures in both the eastbound and westbound directions. At least one travel will be maintained in each direction during this initial work. The eastbound lanes will have a single lane closure from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m. and a double lane closure from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on both Monday and Tuesday nights. The westbound lane will have one lane closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on both nights.
The new bridge deck will be manufactured off site and installed by the contractor over two separate weekends. One direction of Route 4 will be fully closed to traffic and detoured each weekend for the bridge deck installation expected to take place in late July or early August. The use of pre-cast concrete bridge components will enable NJDOT to significantly shorten the construction schedule and minimize impacts to traffic.
In addition to the replacement of the existing bridge deck, NJDOT will resurface the bridge approaches on Route 4 in both directions. Construction is scheduled for completion later this summer.