West Bound Detour at Viaduct Starts This Week

Construction at the 14th Viaduct is scheduled to take approximately ten weeks.

The west bound lane of the 14th Street Viaduct will be closed for traffic every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Sept. 4, the city has announced. 

The construction is scheduled to last ten weeks. The east bound side will remain open.  

The contract for construction of the viaduct called for the complete closure of the viaduct at night to install 50 beams that average 120 feet long, according to the city.

Initially this work was expected to be done in the evening hours in August and September. The nighttime construction would have brought some noise with it. 

With this new schedule, one lane on the viaduct can stay open while work is being done during the day.  

While the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. are supposed to avoid the busiest rush hour traffic—at which point the lane will be opened back up—traffic congestion is still expected.  

There will be no nighttime construction. 

There is no additional cost or time involved with the detour change, the city announced.

Sheriffs will be stationed at each end of the viaduct and will if necessary, allow emergency vehicles to go through.

Below you'll find the detour, as sent out by the city:

14th Street Viaduct Traffic Detour, daytime (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Eastbound open/Westbound closed

Westbound Traffic Detour Description:

Southern Detour:

From Viaduct to Willow Avenue (South)

Right to Newark Street

Right to Observer Highway

Right to Paterson Avenue

Straight to Paterson Plank Road

Straight to Viaduct approach


Northern Detour:


From Viaduct to Willow Avenue (North)

Left to 19th Street

Right to Hackensack Plank Road

Left to Palisade Avenue

Left to Paterson Plank Road

Left to Viaduct approach


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