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:
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
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