Monday, October 31st, 2016

Two Overnight Ramp Closures Necessary for Construction Project to Advance  

NJDOTNew Jersey Department of Transportation has just announced that it plans two consecutive I-280 westbound ramp closures during the overnight hours TONIGHT and into early Tuesday morning, first at New Road and then at I-80 westbound local, for a resurfacing project in Parsippany.

Beginning at 10 p.m. TONIGHT Monday, Oct. 31, and continuing until 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, DOT’s contractor, Intercounty Paving Associates, is scheduled to temporarily close the ramp from New Road to I-280 westbound in Parsippany for milling, paving and stripping work. Resurfacing on the ramp is expect to be completed overnight.

Immediately after the resurfacing work is done, the New Road ramp will reopen.

Then, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., resurfacing will begin on the exit ramp from I-280 westbound to Route 80 westbound local in Parsippany.

Only one ramp will be closed at a time during construction. But motorists should expect overnight delays. The work on both ramps should be completed in time for Tuesday morning commuting hours.

280The I-280 westbound resurfacing project which began in late October is expected to continue until late fall 2016.

The following signed ramp detour is expected to be in place TONIGHT from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

New Road ramp to I-280/I-80 westbound detour:

  • Motorists from New Road in West Hanover wishing to gain access to I-280/I-80 westbound will be directed to Route 46 west
  • From Route 46 west, motorists will travel onto I-80 westbound local

The following signed ramp detour will start once the above work is complete and reopened to traffic. The detour is expected OVERNIGHT Tonight from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m.

I-280 westbound ramp to I-80 westbound local and I-287 detour:

  • Motorists from I-280 westbound wishing to gain access to I-80 westbound and I-287 will continue past the interchange on I-80 express westbound
  • Motorists will be directed with detour signs to loop around Route 202 to I-80 eastbound and continue eastbound back to I-287

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the interchange improvements project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road or ramp closures.

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 for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.