MORRIS COUNTY – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced traffic on I-287 northbound and southbound will shift to its final configuration this weekend as the project to resurface the roadway and replace the bridge deck over Eden’s Lane nears completion in Morris County.
Beginning on Friday, June 19 until 8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, NJDOT’s Contractor, Tilcon of New York, Inc., is scheduled to close two northbound lanes to restripe lanes to the final configuration on the I-287 northbound bridge over Eden Lane in Hanover Township. At 2:00 a.m. the lane closure will shift from the two left lanes to the two right lanes, to complete the final lane configuration.
On Saturday, June 20, at 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, June 21 at 8:00 a.m., Tilcon, Inc. will repeat the procedure on I-287 Southbound. Closing first the double left lane and later switching to a double right closure, to complete the final lane configuration for the southbound side.
The new traffic pattern will shift all five lanes back to the left into its final configuration on both the northbound and southbound sides.
“Each time the Department completes a project it helps to ensure New Jersey’s motoring public is traveling efficiently and safely,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. “The completion of this significant resurfacing and bridge repair reflects our commitment to maintaining our roads and bridges. As our infrastructure ages it is the Department’s responsibility to repair and replace those elements that could pose a risk to motorists. The entire region will benefit from the completion of this project.”
The $27.4 million project – which began initial construction activity in September 2012 – improved the pavement condition on a seven-mile segment of I-287 in both directions from just south of the South Street underpass in Morristown (Milepost 35.4) to the Littleton Road overpass in Parsippany (Milepost 42.2). The project also included replacement of the bridge decks over Eden Lane in Hanover (Milepost 38.8) and upgraded guide rails, drainage clearing and various other incidental improvements to the highway.
Portable 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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.