NJDOT to resurface Route 80 westbound in Morris County
(Trenton) – Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that on Monday, April 9, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will begin a $19.6 million resurfacing project on Interstate 80 westbound through Morris County.
This extensive roadway resurfacing project will stretch through eight separate municipalities in Morris County, beginning from west of the County Route 631 intersection (Milepost 28.1) to west of Route 202 (Milepost 43.21). Twenty two existing bridge structures over I-80 within the project limits will also be repaired as part of this project.
The Route 80 westbound lanes are to be resurfaced in the townships of Roxbury, Jefferson, Rockaway, Denville, & Parsippany-Troy Hills, and the boroughs of Mt. Arlington, Wharton, and Rockaway in Morris County.
“The project will optimize roadway quality and safety along this stretch of I-80 in Morris County,” noted Kolluri. “Resurfacing the roadway will provide relief from potholes and poor driving surfaces.”
The resurfacing will begin on Monday, April 9 and is scheduled to be complete by mid-June 2008. The resurfacing work will be done during night-time hours with periodic single and double lane closures, but no permanent detour in order to minimize traffic impacts during construction.
NJDOT completed a separate $11 million resurfacing project on the eastbound lanes along this stretch of I-80 in February.
NJDOT is working with the State Police to maintain safe conditions for workers and motorists in the construction zone. NJDOT installed Variable Message Signs (VMS) to inform motorists of any change in traffic patterns during nighttime operations. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com