NJDOT to resurface I-280 in Hudson County
(Trenton) - Commissioner Stephen Dilts today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will repair and resurface more than two miles of Interstate 280 in Harrison and Kearny, Hudson County.
“Resurfacing this stretch of I-280 will improve the quality of the roadway and increase safety for Hudson County residents and through-traffic,” Commissioner Stephen Dilts said.
On Monday, March 9, NJDOT will install construction warning signs and begin electrical work on the project. Daytime single-lane closures may take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two lanes of traffic will remain open on I-280 in both directions.
On Monday, March 16, NJDOT will begin to resurface I-280 in both directions just east of the Passaic River from milepost 14.79 to milepost 16.83. NJDOT will also repair the concrete curbing, clean the existing drainage system and upgrade the guide rail along this stretch of the roadway. In addition, NJDOT will repair and resurface several bridge decks on I-280 in Harrison and Kearny. Construction will begin on the eastbound lanes, with night-time lane closures. The following lane closures will be in effect on I-280 in both directions for the duration of the project:
- Single-lane closures, with two travel lanes maintained, may take place Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
- Double-lane closures, with one travel lane maintained, may take place Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, from 10 p.m. Friday night to 8 a.m. Saturday morning, from 10 p.m. Saturday night to 9 a.m. Sunday morning, and from 10 p.m. Sunday night to 5 a.m. Monday morning.
- Ramp closures with posted detours may take place Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, from 10 p.m. Friday night to 7 a.m. Saturday morning, from 10 p.m. Saturday night to 8 a.m. Sunday morning, and from 10 p.m. Sunday night to 5 a.m. Monday morning.
The $6.7 million project is scheduled for completion in October 2010.
The project also includes the installation of new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) traffic management tools including cameras and electronic signage along this stretch of I-280. NJDOT will install variable message signs on I-280 to inform motorists of traffic pattern changes. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org.