Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the start of daytime and evening lane closures this week on some 2.5 miles of Route 46 through Mountain Lakes and Parsippany due to a resurfacing project in Morris County.


Starting this week, DOT’s contractor, Schifano Construction Corp., is scheduled to temporarily close lanes and shoulders along Route 46 eastbound and westbound from Fox Hill Road in Mountain Lakes to Columbus Way in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

Closures will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, and will continue during off-peak hours and weeknights until late summer of 2016  Initial project work will consist of sign installation and utility work. Milling and paving work is expected to start within a few weeks.

The $3 million state-funded resurfacing project will maintain at least one travel lane in each direction at all times to minimize the impact to motorists. Lane closures will be during off-peak hours. There will be temporary ramp closures with signed detours during overnight hours.

The Project is expected to be completed by late summer of 2016.

Variable message signs and detour signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the resurfacing project. Throughout the project, DOT 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 DOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information and for DOT news go to Twitter @NJDOT_info