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Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Spans over the Rockaway River are Expected to be Complete in Summer 2021

Lane Shifts in Place on I-80 Westbound for Bridge ReplacementLane shifts are in place on I-80 Westbound as the replacement project for I-80 bridges over the Rockaway River advances in Roxbury, Jefferson, and Rockaway by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Beginning last Friday, NJDOT’s Contractor, I.E.W. Construction Group Inc., shifted traffic on I-80 westbound near the bridges over the Rockaway River onto the temporary roadway on the median to allow for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge.

Traffic shifts are anticipated to remain in place until summer 2021.

The $20.8 million federally-funded project is replacing both eastbound and westbound spans, which are in poor condition. In addition, the existing guiderail is being brought up to current standards. The project was designed to advance in stages to minimize impact on motorists, beginning with the eastbound span.

Lane Shifts in Place on I-80 Westbound for Bridge ReplacementConstruction of both bridges is expected to be completed by the summer 2021.

Variable message signs will provide advance notification to motorists of 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 real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow the department on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.