P.O. Box 600
Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon
RELEASE: March 7, 2006
NJDOT cross median
accident prevention program advances
awards barrier contract for
24, 78, 80, 280 and 287
Acting Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that the New
Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will install
median barriers along 38,000 feet of Routes 24, 78, 80, 280 and
287 in Morris, Union, Warren, Sussex, Essex, Bergen, Hunterdon
and Somerset counties. The installation of barriers at these locations
will prevent cross-median collisions.
safety on New Jersey's roadways is NJDOT's highest priority,"
said Acting Commissioner Kolluri. "The installation of these median
barriers will help save lives by preventing head-on collisions
on some of the state's busiest highways."
Safety Systems Inc. of Hammonton a $2,200,792 contract to install
over 20,000 feet of new guiderail and replace 18,000 feet of existing
guiderail. The contractor will begin to install the barriers
in April and complete the project by mid-July.
median barriers will be installed at the following locations:
Morris County; Lancaster Road in Madison, Morris County; at
the NJ Transit Bridge in Summit, Union County; and at Springfield
Avenue in Springfield, Union County.
78 at Route
Hunterdon County; from Leigh Street to Beaver Brook in Clinton,
Hunterdon County; at the Raritan River in Bedminster, Somerset
County; and at Morris Avenue in Springfield, Morris County.
80 at Paulins Kill in Knowlton,
Warren County; Waterloo Road in Byram, Sussex County; Stanhope
Road in Mount Olive, Morris County; Route 206 in Mount Olive,
Morris County; Landing Road in Roxbury, Morris County; Mill
Road in Roxbury, Morris County; and Route 15 in Wharton, Morris
280 from Exit 4 to Livingston Avenue in Roseland, Essex County.
287 from Easton Avenue to Davidson Avenue in Franklin, Somerset
Road in Bridgewater, Somerset County; Harter Road in Morris
Township, Morris County; and Route 17 in Mahwah, Bergen County.
NJDOT Cross Median Accident Prevention Program identifies locations
where excessive numbers of cross-median head-on collisions have
occurred. NJDOT then provides median barriers designed to prevent
such occurrences at identified locations.
developed the Cross Median Accident Prevention Program in response
to a series of cross median accidents that occurred on a single
day in 2002. NJDOT originally identified and treated 14
accident hot spots with medians less than 30 feet wide. Since
then, NJDOT expanded the program to include Interstates and freeways
with medians less than 60 feet wide.
has designed or installed 90.45 miles of median barrier on
Routes 24, 287, 80, 280, 78, 295, 42 and 95 as
part the Cross Median Accident Prevention Program at a cost of