The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced the closure of the Notch Road Bridge as part of the ongoing Route 46 construction project.
The Notch Road Bridge will be closed on/about Tuesday, September 5, 2017. It is expected to remain closed for approximately four months.
If you travel on Route 46 east or west to/from campus, please read the follow detour information provided by the NJDOT:
Closing the Notch Road bridge will require detours for both Notch Road northbound and Notch Road southbound traffic. (View NJDOT image of Notch Road bridge detours.)
- Notch Road northbound to Rifle Camp Road/Route 46 westbound: Motorists traveling north on Notch Road will be detoured to Route 46 eastbound. Motorists shall keep right at the fork and take Route 3 east to exit at Valley Road north/CR 621. Motorists shall continue north on Valley Road and turn left at the Route 46 westbound ramp towards Dover, keep right and then merge onto Route 46 westbound. Motorists will then take the Great Notch/Cedar Grove exit to Rifle Camp Road.
- Route 46 eastbound to Rifle Camp Road: Motorists traveling on Route 46 eastbound west of Notch Road shall exit at Lower Notch Road and turn left onto Lower Notch Road. Motorists shall turn right onto Lackawanna Avenue, and follow Lackawanna Avenue to Rifle Camp Road.
- Route 46 westbound/Rifle Camp Road to Notch Road southbound (Cars): Motorists will be detoured to Lackawanna Avenue. Motorists shall turn left onto Lower Notch Road and turn right onto the Route 46 eastbound entrance ramp. Motorists shall follow the signs for Great Notch Little Falls Notch Road south/CR 633 to exit Route 46 eastbound at Notch Road. This will allow you to access the Clove Road and Valley Road exits.
Note: Cars also can take the next exit along Route 46: Browertown Road. From this exit you can make a UTurn back to Route 46 eastbound and then access the Clove Road or Valley Road exits.
- Route 46 westbound to Notch Road southbound (Trucks): Trucks shall follow the marked detour by continuing west on Route 46 westbound to U-Turn at Lower Notch Road. Trucks shall continue east on Route 46 and follow the signs for Great Notch Little Falls Notch Road south/CR 633 to exit Route 46 eastbound at Notch Road.
Throughout the Route 46 construction project motorists are advised to allow extra travel time to and from campus.