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No injuries were reported after dump truck’s body dislodged and jammed into Overpass in Mahwah

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Mahwah NJ, As per Mahwah Police Captain of Patrol – Executive Officer Stuart Blank, one (1) summons for Careless Driving was issued in connection with incident in which a dump truck’s body became dislodged from its chassis and smashed into the overpass of MacArthur Boulevard at Route 17 northbound in Mahwah.

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney : Murphy administration has failed our commuters

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“legislation that pressures our own DOT to fill potholes caused by its own mismanagement”

from Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney

“I hope that you and your family are enjoying the summer as we enter August. Soon, the back to school sales will begin and if you drive to work, the morning commute will get a bit longer again. Back to school also means there will be more cars on the road. This month, I would like to address something I have briefly mentioned to you previously: our crumbling infrastructure.

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Paramus Road at Route 4 Closed for Three Weeks

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Paramus NJ, the Paramus Police Department has issued a road closure alert :

Paramus Road will be closed in both directions at Route 4 and all ramps to and from Route 4 at Paramus Road will be completely closed. Heavy delays are expected. Road will be closed in both directions at Route 4 beginning on May 31st.

Please plan an alternate route as this construction is expected to last three weeks. This is an NJDOT project.

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3 injured as Bobcat machine falls through pedestrian bridge in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, A small bobcat front end loader being used to remove snow from a pedestrian bridge over Route 208 in Hawthorne fell through the concrete bridge surface onto the highway below on Monday morning, 03/04. The operator of the front end loader, a Borough of Hawthorne employee, and an occupant of a work van traveling on the highway were both seriously injured in the mishap. Route 208 northbound was closed indefinitely between Utter Avenue and Goffle Road in Hawthorne, Hawthorne Police , EMS and Fire Department units responded and were assisted by Glen Rock PD, and Wyckoff Fire Department. NJDOT representatives were also at the scene.

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NJDOT advising motorists to plan ahead for Wednesday’s storm

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TRENTON  NJ, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol for Wednesday, February 20, based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain beginning tomorrow morning and continuing throughout the day, which may result in difficult driving conditions, particularly during the Wednesday evening commute.

The Department is advising motorists to plan ahead and to consider curtailing travel tomorrow if possible. Snow is expected to begin tomorrow morning in South Jersey and move north. It is expected to intensify in the afternoon and at some point it is expected to turn to freezing rain, which may cause difficult driving conditions.

NJDOT will be deploying the necessary resources in advance of the storm and is coordinating its response with NJ Transit and the toll road authorities to ensure the best response for New Jerseyans.

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New Jersey law requires drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles,to move over one lane and slow down

Glen Rock police EMS

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police Department  put out a reminder that New Jersey law requires drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks, garbage trucks and other highway safety vehicles displaying red, blue and/or amber flashing lights to move over one lane or, if not safe to move over, then slow down below the posted speed limit.

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Route 495 lane closures to begin in mid-August

July 31,2018

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North Bergen NJ, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the lane closures necessary as part of the rehabilitation of the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen are expected to begin in mid-August.

The work is scheduled to start on Friday, August 10, with the closure of the 31st Street ramp from Kennedy Boulevard to Route 495 westbound, with traffic detoured onto Patterson Plank Road. A week later, on Friday, August 17, one lane of Route 495 in each direction will be closed, limiting the roadway capacity and causing severe congestion. NJDOT will provide more detailed information as the start of the lane closures nears.

The exclusive bus lane (XBL) will remain operational during construction. This construction is expected to last for about two and a half years while the entire bridge deck, parapets, light fixtures, guiderail, and drainage are replaced. The entire project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

The $90.3 million state-funded project began in September 2017 with local street improvements. The work in the first phase, which was necessary before the lane closures could be implemented, has been taking place under the bridge and along the Paterson Plank Road – Union Turnpike corridor.

The project to rehabilitate the nine-span viaduct includes repairs and reconstruction of the bridge deck, replacement and strengthening of deteriorated structural steel, and the repair and painting of the substructure. Construction will be accomplished in stages by first making improvements to local streets in the surrounding areas that will need to handle some of the diverted traffic during bridge construction

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Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Shuts Down 17 North In Ho Ho Kus Friday Morning

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June 30,2018

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Ho Ho Kus NJ, A collision involving three (3) tractor trailers resulted in the temporary closure of Route 17 northbound in Ho-Ho-Kus on Friday morning, 06/29. No injuries were reported by any of the drivers involved. One (1) rig jackknifed across the center and right travel lanes, and a significant amount of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway when a saddle tank on one of the tractors ruptured. Ho-Ho-Kus Police  and Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department responded to the incident along with an emergency response crew from the NJDOT. Traffic was backed up for miles on Route 17 northbound south of the incident.

 

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Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

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April 13,2017

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Fair Lawn NJ, A crash between a 4-door Honda Civic and a multi-axle dump truck resulted in two (2) injuries, a hazmat incident, and the temporary closure of a portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn on Wednesday morning, 04/12. 65 gallons of diesel fuel that originated from a ruptured fuel tank on the dump truck were spilled on crash impact. A large portion of the spilled fuel remained on the roadway, but some entered a nearby storm drain. Fair Lawn PD, FD, EMS, and Heavy Rescue units responded to the incident. NJDOT and the Bergen County HazMat unit were also on the scene. Tow trucks removed both damaged vehicles from the highway. Northbound traffic was diverted onto Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. There was minor rubbernecking southbound. The crash victims sustained non life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital.

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Runaway Shipping Container Creates Traffic Backup on 17 South Wednesday

Runaway Shipping Container,  Creates Traffic Backup

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April 6,2017

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Paramus NJ, An empty shipping container being transported by a tractor trailer on Route 17 southbound in Paramus, broke loose from its tie down devices, hit a overpass at Midland Avenue, and fell to the roadway striking an SUV in the process. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred early Wednesday afternoon, 04/05, but traffic on Route 17 southbound through Paramus was negatively impacted for several hours while the roadway was cleared of the container and the overpass was inspected. Paramus PD and NJDOT managed the incident scene. Two (2) heavy duty wreckers and a flat bed trailer were needed to remove and transport the damaged container from the scene.