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Nos. 62, 116, 813, 815 and 817 bus customers advised of detour beginning Monday, July 12

July 9, 2010


NEWARK, NJ — Beginning Monday, July 12 and continuing through Monday, September 6, 2010, NJ TRANSIT will perform bridge repair work on Smith Street Bridge over the North Jersey Coast Line at Perth Amboy Station.  While the bridge will remain open to vehicles and pedestrians, the travel lanes will be narrowed.  As a result, NJ TRANSIT buses will not be able to travel over the bridge and will operate on a detour during the construction period.

In addition, some metered parking spaces on Smith Street in the immediate vicinity of the bridge (between Oak and Maple streets) may be taken out of service during certain phases of the project. 

NJ TRANSIT is advising customers who travel on the Nos. 62, 116, 813, 815 and 817 bus routes of the following service impacts:


  • All Smith Street buses will be detoured onto Market Street (one block south of Smith Street).  Temporary bus stops will be established eastbound and westbound on Market Street between State Street and Oak Street.

  • All bus stops on Smith Street between High Street and Elm Street will be out of service during the construction period.  The following six bus stops will be out of service:

    • Smith Street at Elm Street                    
    • Smith Street at Maple Street
    • Smith Street at Madison Avenue           
    • Smith Street at High Street
    • Smith Street at New Brunswick Ave.     
    • Smith Street at State Street




NJ TRANSIT apologizes for any inconvenience this detour may cause.  Customers may visit or call 973-275-5555 to contact NJ TRANSIT.




NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.