Route 22 westbound to be resurfaced
from Clinton to Readington
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced a project to resurface more than six miles of Route 22 westbound from west of Oldwick Road (County Route 523) in Whitehouse Station to I-78 in Clinton, Hunterdon County.
NJDOT’s contractor, Intercounty Paving Inc., is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization and sign installation next week. Initial construction operations will include curb work, inlet and grate replacements, requiring shoulder closures.
The $2.7 million project will mill and resurface Route 22 westbound with a new surface course of asphalt pavement from milepost 25.5 in Whitehouse Station milepost 19.3 in Clinton. This concentrated effort to repair the deficient roadway will improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan along the full width of the roadway at each location, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings. New image detection cameras will be installed at certain intersections to replace the existing, underground loop detectors. These cameras are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 22.
A single lane will remain open at all times in Route 22 westbound travel lanes with the possibility of a single lane closure as necessary between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Repaving work will be done overnight - with single lane closures allowed - to minimize the impact to motorists. Dynamic message signs will notify motorists of upcoming traffic pattern changes.
The project, which was designed in-house by NJDOT engineers, is scheduled for completion in early-2014.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org real-time travel information.