Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Separate Car and Truck Detours Needed for Closure of Bridge Over Drakes Brook
The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced that Route 206 is scheduled to be closed and detoured for at least 10 days, starting July 6, to replace the bridge over Drakes Brook in Mount Olive.
Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, July 6, NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corp., is scheduled to close Route 206 in both directions between Four Bridges Road/Hillside Road and Bartley-Chester Road/Hillery Drive. The closure will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for at least 10 days or until the bridge is completed.
The road closures and detours were planned to coincide with the end of the West Morris Central High School semester and the beginning of the high school summer sports program. The closure also will not interfere with the July 4th holiday. The project is expected to be completed in early August.
The $2.8 million dollar federally-funded project will replace the deck and approaches to the bridge, as well as make substantial repairs to the superstructure. State inspection determined that the bridge deck was in poor condition and required replacement.
Separate car and truck detours will be in place and temporary traffic signals were installed at the following intersections:
Car Detour southbound
Car Detour northbound
Truck Detour southbound
Truck Detour northbound
NJDOT is using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques to reduce the time it will take to replace the bridge. The project was designed in three stages to minimize effects to traffic. The project is in its final stage and the only one that required a full road closure.
Variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work.
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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.