LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Motorists should be aware that the Notch Road bridge has officially closed to traffic and is expected to be closed for approximately four months while construction on the structure is done.

The closure is part of a multi-phase interchange project by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to improve highway flow for Route 3, Route 46, Valley Road and Notch/Rifle Camp Road.

Traffic detours around the bridge have been set up and motorists are encouraged to utilize alternate routes and leave themselves extra travel time while the project is being done.

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Notch Road Bridge is a connector road between Little Falls and Woodland Park and provides access to Route 46. It crosses over Route 46 and connects Notch Road with Rifle Camp Road and Lackawanna Avenue.

As part of the closure, Lackawanna Avenue southbound is open to allow for two-way traffic, and the ramp from Notch Road north to Route 46 eastbound has been reopened to allow detours that minimize the disruption to traffic. The following signed detours will be in place:

Truck Detour – Route 46 west to Notch Road South:

• Trucks on Route 46 west wishing to take Notch Road south will continue Route 46
• Take the exit for Browertown Road
• Turn right, cross under Route 46, and take the entrance ramp to Route 46 east
• Take the exit for Notch Road/CR 633 south

Notch Road/CR 633 north to Rifle Camp Road/Route 46 westbound detour:

• Motorists on Notch Road north will be directed to Route 46 east
• Keep right at the fork to take Route 3 east
• Take the Valley Road/CR 621 north exit and turn left to get on Route 46 west
• Stay to the right and take the Great Notch/Cedar Grove exit

Notch Road/CR 633 south detour:

• Motorists on Notch Road south will be directed to turn onto Lackawanna Avenue/CR 632 north
• From Lackawanna Avenue, traffic will turn left onto Lower Notch Road to Route 46 east
• Take the first exit for Notch Road/CR 633 south

Route 46 west to Notch Road south detour:

• Route 46 west traffic wishing to take Notch Road south will take the Great Notch/Cedar Grove exit
• Turn onto Lackawanna Avenue/CR 632 north
• From Lackawanna Avenue, traffic will turn left onto Lower Notch Road, cross under Route 46, and turn right onto the entrance ramp to Route 46 east
• Take the first exit for Notch Road/CR 633 south

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.