NJDOT to shift traffic on Route 1
over the Millstone River
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced an upcoming traffic shift on Route 1 over the Millstone River in West Windsor (Mercer County) and Plainsboro (Middlesex County) in connection with an ongoing bridge replacement project.
NJDOT will establish a new construction zone on the center portion of the Route 1 bridge by shifting northbound traffic to the right and keeping southbound traffic shifted to the right.
On Friday, July 9 NJDOT will require temporary overnight double-lane closures on Route 1 northbound from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning to implement the new traffic pattern. In the case of inclement weather, the traffic shifts will take place Saturday night, July 17.
One lane of Route 1 northbound will remain open during these overnight traffic shifts. No lane closures will be required on Route 1 southbound at this time. Once the new traffic pattern is implemented, Route 1 will maintain three full lanes of traffic in each direction over the Millstone River. All work is weather dependent.
The $18.8 million project will replace the structurally deficient Route 1 Bridge over the Millstone River. The new concrete bridge will feature shoulders and two sidewalks. The use of pre-cast concrete bridge components will enable NJDOT to complete the project without major impacts to traffic. Construction work requiring lane closures is being done overnight in order to minimize impacts on Route 1 traffic. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2010.
Variable message signs have been installed on Route 1 to inform motorists of changes in traffic operations during construction. Construction information and real-time traffic updates are available at www.511nj.org or by calling 511.