Posted Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Long-Term Ramp Closure Required for Start of NJ DOT Construction Project

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials have announced the long-term temporary closure of the Route 46 westbound ramp to I-80 westbound, for the start of a ramp reconstruction project in Morris County.


Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 1, until the fall of 2016, DOT’s contractor, Ritacco Construction Co., Inc., is scheduled to temporarily close the Route 46 westbound ramp to I-80 westbound in Parsippany to allow for the demolition and reconstruction of the bridge deck and to perform structural improvements on the ramp.

Traffic will be directed to use the following long-term detour.

Detour from I-46 westbound:

  • Motorists are directed to make a right onto Route 202 northbound / Parsippany Boulevard
  • Turn right at the Waterview Boulevard traffic light onto I-287 southbound
  • From I-287 southbound, bear right onto I-80 westbound

The $1.4 million federally-funded Route 46 westbound ramp to I-80 westbound reconstruction project, will demolish and reconstruct the existing bridge deck and make repairs to the concrete abutments and piers on the ramp.

The bridge reconstruction project is designed to be completed in stages. Motorists traveling on Route 46 eastbound will experience lane closures in the vicinity underneath the bridge. DOT has coordinated with local officials throughout the design process. The bridge reconstruction project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.

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, DOT will provide information before upcoming road 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 follow on Twitter @NJDOT_info.