Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials have announced plans to resurface more than five miles of Route 10 westbound from the Eisenhower Parkway/Northfield Road circle in Livingston, Essex County to just east of Jefferson Road in Hanover Township, Morris County.

NJDOT said its contractor is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization and sign installation this week, with the initial construction operations to include drainage upgrades and curb work, requiring shoulder closures.

The $2.8 million project will stretch from milepost 18.8 in Livingston through East Hanover to milepost 13.4 in Hanover. NJDOT officials said the repairs will improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan along the full width of the roadway at each location, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings.

New image detection cameras will be installed at certain intersections to replace the existing, underground loop detectors. These cameras are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 10.

NJDOT said all Route 10 westbound travel lanes will be maintained during daytime hours since the repaving work will be confined to overnight – with single lane closures allowed – to minimize the impact to motorists. Dynamic message signs will notify motorists of upcoming traffic pattern changes.

The project is scheduled for completion in early-fall 2013. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org real-time travel information.

NJDOT resurfaced an eight-mile long stretch of Route 10 eastbound in this area last year.