WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Construction detours began on Monday morning June 22 on the overpass from Route 1 southbound to the Quaker Bridge Mall as part of a roadway widening project. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials said the closure and detour of the ramp and overpass is necessary as roadway widening work continues on Route 1 southbound.
The detour will be in place for approximately one month but may change because of weather or other factors.
The Route 1 southbound ramp/overpass to Quaker Bridge Mall detour will direct motorists to continue on Route 1 southbound; keep right and take the jughandle to Franklin Corner Road/Bakers Basin Road (just past Michael’s Diner); turn left onto Franklin Corner Road then turn left onto Route 1 northbound. Motorists will then take the ramp to enter the Quaker Bridge Mall.
The $15.8 million project to widen Route 1 southbound between Nassau Park Boulevard in West Windsor and the ramp to I-295 northbound in Lawrence began in the spring 2018. The southbound roadway includes two express lanes and one local lane providing access to businesses along Route 1.
The project is widening Route 1 to include a third express lane and will add an auxiliary lane from Nassau Park Boulevard to business before the ramp to I-295 northbound. Widening Route 1 will improve capacity and safety on the roadway, and improve access to and from the Mercer Mall and other adjacent businesses.
Access to all locations will be maintained throughout the project. The project is expected to be completed in the fall 2020.
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