Monday, April 11th, 2016
I-80 resurfacing project requires lane closures in Morris County. Alternating lane closures necessary.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced the start of a resurfacing project on I-80 that will require lane closures starting this week in both directions in the Roxbury, Netcong and Mount Arlington areas of Morris County.
Beginning Tuesday, April 12, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and continuing for the next few weeks, DOT’s contractor, Intercounty Paving Associates, is scheduled to temporarily close one lane of I-80 in each direction for drainage and concrete curb work.
Once that is completed, overnight milling and paving will begin from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weeknights until the project is completed.
The project will repave I-80 westbound from Route 46/Ledgewood Avenue to the Route 206 interchange. I-80 eastbound will be resurfaced from Route 46/Ledgewood Avenue to Howard Boulevard/CR615. Additional lane closures during off-peak hours may be necessary.
The $4.2 million state-funded I-80 resurfacing project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016. DOT has designed the milling and paving project to advance with temporary lane closures, reopening after each shift. Any required detours will be coordinated with the local authorities.
Variable message signs and detour signs will be 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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and follow DOT news on Twitter @NJDOT_info