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Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019

Right Shoulder to be Closed for Guiderail and Barrier Work

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced that the start of a pavement preservation project to resurface approximately 13 miles of I-287 northbound in Somerset and Morris Counties has begun.Morris Traffic: I-287 Northbound Pavement Project Begins in Morris and Somerset

The $18 million federally-funded project will preserve approximately 13 miles of I-287 northbound from Route 202/206 just north of Exit 22 in Bedminster, Somerset County through South Street/County Route 601 in Morristown.

It is expected this project will extend the functional life of the roadway and improve ride quality.  In addition, guiderail will be upgraded to meet current requirements.

Beginning at 8 p.m., Monday, July 29 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, NJDOT’s contractor, Della Pello Paving, will close the right lane on I-287 northbound beginning at approximately Exit 22/Route 202/206 to install construction barrier to create a work zone along the shoulder. This will allow crews to make guiderail and barrier improvements, as well as upgrade drainage. Once the guiderail work is complete, the shoulder will be milled and paved.

This stage of the work is expected to be completed in the fall.

Once the shoulder work is complete, work will begin on the northbound travel lanes, which will be overlaid with a High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO). Later in the project the following I-287 northbound ramps will be milled and paved, overlaid with HPTO or resurfaced with slurry seal:

  • North Maple Ave
  • Exit ramp at Tiger Lily Lane
  • Entrance ramp from Southgate Parkway
  • Entrance and exit ramps from the Rest Area
  • Entrance ramp at James Street
  • Exit ramp from South Street
  • Ramps at Mt. Airy Road

Variable Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of the 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 for real-time travel information.