Passaic Ave. To Close Mon. Feb. 5, 2024 Between Central Ave & JohnstonFeb 04, 2024
A significant street closure, along Passaic Avenue, is set to disrupt daily routines for residents of West Hudson, particularly impacting those who use Passaic Avenue in East Newark. The closure, which begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024, will stretch from Central Avenue to Johnston Avenue, East Newark officials announced.
It is not clear why Passaic Avenue is closing. It may have to do with the work being conducted at the former BASF-contaminated property which is being capped for the East Newark Riverfront Park. Notably, the timing of the closure, shortly after the Monday morning rush hour, is expected to mitigate some potential traffic snarls but still poses challenges for the community.
Detour Plans in Place
To accommodate the closure, a comprehensive traffic detour will be implemented, directing vehicles through neighboring Kearny, East Newark, and Harrison. The aim is to efficiently manage the flow of traffic and minimize disruptions for those attempting to access major routes, including the Clay Street Bridge, Bridge Street, and Route 280 Westbound ramps.
The East Newark Police Department, Kearny Police Department, and Harrison Police Department will be coordinating a traffic detour route that ensures both the safety of motorists and minimal impact on the daily operations of the community.
Plan and Bring Patience
Residents have been advised to plan their commutes accordingly, allowing extra travel time and considering alternative modes of transportation where feasible. Bring your patience on Monday morning if you are traveling through the lower end of Kearny, East Newark, and Harrison NJ.
As the community braces for the impact of Monday's street closure, the focus remains on navigating the challenges ahead with resilience and a collective effort to minimize disruption.
Graphic Credit: East Newark Police Department