Bridge Closure: Clay Street Bridge Week of August 13th 2023Aug 13, 2023
The Clay St Bridge, a vital artery in our community, will be closed for construction from Monday, August 14th, to Friday, August 18, 2023. The construction work will be carried out between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, weather permitting.
During this period, the bridge will be inaccessible for public use. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of both the public and the construction crew as they work on the bridge.
The reason for the closure is to carry out essential construction work on the bridge. While the specific details of the construction work are not available at this time, such projects typically involve maintenance, repair, or upgrades to improve the safety and longevity of the bridge.
Clay Street Bridge Detour
To navigate around the closure, the public is advised to follow the designated detour signs. There are two possible routes. One is using the Route 280 Westbound ramp located at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Cleveland Avenue and then keeping to your right to take the first exit after the Stickle Bridge to McCarter Highway East or Westbound. In the alternative, you can take Passaic Avenue down to the Bridge Street Bridge located at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Harrison Avenue, Harrison NJ.
The closure may cause some inconvenience (is an understatement), but to repair the bridge these measures are necessary to ensure the safety of the public and the construction crew, and to maintain the quality and longevity of the Clay St Bridge. There is a website entitled ClayStBridge.com which has information on the Clay Street repair project but has not been updated since 2015. Clicking on Upcoming Events results in a listing of prior events but none of them are current events.
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