As work continues to knock down and rebuild the Route 18 Bridge ever Route 1 in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Department of Transportation officials want drivers to expect delays in through that section this weekend or plan alternate routes if they intend on traveling through that area. Work is expected to begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 17 and continue through the weekend until 5 a.m. on Monday, July 20.

Motorists can expect to encounter detours and lane closures through certain stretches of those roadways during the time frame listed above. If residents plan on heading to Route 1 North via Route 18 North, Ryders Lane may be the better alternative for this weekend. Drivers traveling on Route 1 South will not be able to access the Route 18 South exit. They will be directed further south to the Ryders Lane exit for East Brunswick.

Either way, drivers should plan on extra travel time if heading in that direction this weekend.