Drivers should expect major delays as one lane of Route 495 near the Lincoln Tunnel will be closed in each direction starting Friday to repair the Route 495 bridge in North Bergen in Hudson County.
The construction project is scheduled to last for two and a half years. One lane from Route 3 eastbound to Route 495 will be closed for the duration of the project. Both lanes from the New Jersey Turnpike to Route 495 eastbound will be maintained.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation says the nine-span bridge was constructed in 1938 and is now structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
The bridge carries traffic on Route 495 over the New York, Susquehanna & Western and Conrail rail lines; Routes 1 and 9; Paterson Plank Road; and Liberty Avenue.