BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Finderne Avenue bridge, between Union Avenue and Foothill Road, will be under construction from Feb. 20 for about nine months, according to a release from Somerset County.

The bridge will be constructed in three separate stages, with one lane northbound and one lane southbound being maintained, aside from intermittent single-day closures as required. In addition, pedestrian traffic will be maintained throughout the length of the project.

On Feb. 20, the release said, stage 1 traffic control will be implemented at the center portion of Finderne Avenue while workers take on the demolition and replacement of the center portion of the existing bridge. Northbound and southbound through traffic will use the right lanes in each direction, and drivers should follow posted signs. This part will last about three months.

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About once per month during the length of the project, a full road closure at the bridge with a posted detour will be implemented during off-peak daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Underground utility relocations at and adjacent to the project limits will be performed.

There will be updates during construction from the Somerset County Engineering Division.