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Bus Service Impacts due to Bridge Repair Work over I-80
March 01, 2011

Beginning Friday, March 4, at 9:30 p.m. and continuing through Fall 2011, the South Summit Avenue Bridge over I-80 in Hackensack will undergo extensive renovation and rebuilding.  During construction, the capacity of the bridge will be reduced from four lanes (two in each direction) to two lanes (one in each direction).  In addition, entrance/exit ramps used to access Route 17 will either be closed entirely or will have access restricted for the duration of the project.

The following bus routes are expected to experience delays in Hackensack due to construction-related traffic conditions:

  • Bus Route 76 (Hackensack-Newark)
  • Bus Route 144 (Elmwood Park-Hackensack-New York)
  • Bus Route 162 (Paramus-New York)
  • Bus Route 163 (Ridgewood-New York)
  • Bus Route 164 (Midland Park-New York)
  • Bus Route 712 (Willowbrook-Hackensack)
  • Bus Route 780 (Passaic-Englewood)

Detour for Bus Route 163 (Ridgewood-New York) "Turnpike Express" service

Bus 163 Turnpike Express ("T") trips will operate on a detour from the intersection of Summit Avenue and Essex Street in Hackensack adjacent to Hackensack University Medical Center to the entrance/exit ramps of I-80 at Polifly Road.  Bus 163 Turnpike service will operate via Essex Street and Polifly Road to/from I-80.  Passenger stops will be made along the detour route at marked locations at customer request.

Customers who use 163 Turnpike Express service at the following bus stop locations will have to use alternate boarding locations:

To New York:

  • Summit Avenue S/B at Kaplan Avenue
  • Summit Avenue S/B at Simons Avenue
  • Summit Avenue S/B at Marvin Avenue
  • Summit Avenue S/B at MaryStreet

To Ridgewood:

  • Summit Avenue N/B at Standish Avenue
  • Summit Avenue N/B at Marvin Avenue
  • Summit Avenue N/B at Simons Avenue
  • Summit Avenue N/B at Kaplan Avenue


Alternate Boarding Locations 

UPDATE:  Please note additional alternate boarding locations on Essex Street eastbound at Summit and Prospect avenues to New York

To New York:

  • Essex Street E/B at Hospital Drive
  • Polifly Road S/B at Essex Street
  • Polifly Road S/B at Parker Avenue
  • Polifly Road S/B at Marvin Avenue
  • Polifly Road S/B at Mary Street
  • Essex Street E/B at Summit Avenue
  • Essex Street E/B at Prospect Avenue

To Ridgewood:

  • Polifly Road N/B at Elleen Terrace
  • Polifly Road N/B at Lodi Street
  • Essex Street W/B at First Street
  • Essex Street W/B at Prospect Avenue
  • Summit Avenue N/B at Essex Street


We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.