NJDOT to rehabilitate Route 287 bridge
over Route 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills
ARRA funding will accelerate economic recovery
(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the rehabilitation of the Route 287 northbound bridge deck over Route 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County. NJDOT will also resurface the bridge approaches on I-287 northbound. The $1.41 million project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“The rehabilitation of the I-287 bridge deck reflects the State of New Jersey’s commitment to improving our infrastructure and stimulating economic recovery,” said Governor Jon S. Crozine “NJDOT’s work will create and support jobs while improving safety.”
On Friday night, August 7, NJDOT will begin construction on I-287 northbound with single and double lane closures from 9 p.m. through 9 a.m. the following morning.
By Monday, August 10, I-287 northbound traffic will be shifted onto the western portion of the bridge so that NJDOT can begin the reconstruction of the eastern portion of the bridge deck. NJDOT will maintain all three lanes of traffic during daytime hours by using the shoulder as a travel lane.
Single and double-lane closures may be necessary on I-287 northbound overnight Monday through Thursdays from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m. the next day, Friday from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next day, Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday morning, and Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday morning.
NJDOT will maintain this traffic pattern until late August, when I-287 northbound traffic will again shift and construction will begin on the center portion of the bridge deck. The project is scheduled for completion in November, 2009.
Variable message signs will notify motorists of the upcoming roadway closure. NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.511nj.org.
ARRA will stimulate New Jersey's economy by creating or supporting thousands of transportation-related jobs and making long-term improvements to roads, bridges and the transit system. New Jersey's transportation allocation includes $652 million for highways and bridges and approximately $425 million for transit. That total includes approximately $164 million for county and local transportation priorities and approximately $19.5 million for transportation enhancement projects.