Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Emergency Repairs Completed on Route 23 southbound ramp to I-287 southbound
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced the reopening of the exit ramp from Route 23 southbound to I-287 southbound following the completion of emergency repairs in Riverdale.
The ramp reopened shortly after 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 10.
NJDOT closed the ramp at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, to replace a collapsed drainage pipe that caused a washout that undermined the integrity of the ramp from Route 23 southbound to I-287 southbound in the area of milepost 13.06, just west of I-287.
The repair consisted of excavating and removing the damaged pipe and installing approximately 35 feet of new 42-inch diameter drainage pipe. Guiderail needed to be removed and reinstalled. A 70-foot by 15-foot section of the ramp was rebuilt using dense grade aggregate stone to fill in the area that was washed out and to create the base for paving new asphalt.
The damage and repair was mostly on the shoulder of the ramp. The edge line stripe is scheduled to be applied in the next few days when drier weather is expected, and will require a temporary closure of the ramp. Until then, motorists can expect to see cones delineating the shoulder.