Location Highlights

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Replace the Central Avenue Bridge to accommodate additional auxiliary lanes on the GSP
  • Utility upgrades

CONSTRUCTION:

  • Bridge construction work to be performed in three (3) stages following utility relocations
  • Temporary traffic shifts will be utilized to facilitate the work
  • Short duration temporary detours will be needed during utility relocation work
  • Significant utility relocation work including drainage, water mains, gas mains and electrical facilities will be performed
  • Utility relocation work to begin on or about November 2018

Location Updates

December 6, 2019

  • A work zone has been created on the south side of Central Avenue Bridge over the GSP. Two Central Avenue travel lanes will be maintained westbound and one travel lane will be maintained eastbound over the bridge. Eastbound and westbound left turns at Oraton Parkway and Whittlesey Avenue are temporarily prohibited during construction. Please refer to the graphic below and CLICK HERE to see full-sized, animated graphics of the detours on the project website.
  • During the weeks of 12/09/19 through 12/16/19, eastbound Central Avenue will be reduced to a single travel lane between Watson Avenue and Whittlesey Avenue for electric utility work. Work will be supported by East Orange Police.
  • During the week of 12/09/19, nighttime lane closures and short duration traffic holds will be utilized on Central Avenue at Oraton Parkway, 8:00PM to 5:00AM, for bridge related work. Whittlesey Avenue will also be closed nightly at Central Avenue in support of the work. Work will be supported by East Orange Police.
  • During the week of 12/09/19, street parking will be temporarily eliminated on Central Avenue eastbound between Birchwood Avenue and Grove Street in support of bridge work.

November 29, 2019

  • A work zone has been created on the south side of Central Avenue Bridge over the GSP. Two Central Avenue travel lanes will be maintained westbound and one travel lane will be maintained eastbound over the bridge. Eastbound and westbound left turns at Oraton Parkway and Whittlesey Avenue are temporarily prohibited during construction. Please refer to the graphic below and CLICK HERE to see full-sized, animated graphics of the detours on the project website.
  • During the weeks of 12/02/19 through 12/16/19, eastbound Central Avenue will be reduced to a single travel lane between Watson Avenue and Whittlesey Avenue for electric utility work. Work will be supported by East Orange Police.
  • During the week of 12/02/19, nighttime lane closures and short duration traffic holds will be utilized on Central Avenue at Oraton Parkway, 8:00PM to 5:00AM, for bridge related work. Whittlesey Avenue will also be closed nightly at Central Avenue in support of the work. Work will be supported by East Orange Police.
  • During the week of 12/02/19, street parking will be temporarily eliminated on Central Avenue eastbound between Birchwood Avenue and Grove Street in support of bridge work.

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Project Updates

Traffic Alerts

Advisory: May 14, 2019

Starting the week of 05/13/19 and continuing through 06/24/19, new roadway curb, sidewalk and driveway aprons will be constructed along Oraton Parkway northbound and southbound […]

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