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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley
RELEASE: July 2, 2012

NJDOT announces Route 1 resurfacing project
in Middlesex County
Highway pavement condition to be improved in Plainsboro,
South Brunswick and North Brunswick

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced a project to resurface sections of Route 1 in both directions in Plainsboro, South Brunswick and North Brunswick in Middlesex County.

The Route 1 intersection with New Road in South Brunswick will be reconfigured to relieve congestion at that location as part of the project, as well.

“NJDOT is committed to improving our state’s infrastructure, so this concentrated effort to repair the deficient roadway on Route 1 in these locations will go a long way in providing a safer and smoother ride for the tens of thousands of motorists passing through here each day,” Transportation Commissioner James Simpson said.

NJDOT’s contractor, Schifano Construction., is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization and sign installation towards the end of this week, requiring shoulder closures. Mainline resurfacing operations are scheduled to begin at the end of the month.

The $8.5 million project will resurface Route 1 mainline in both directions with a new surface course of asphalt pavement and will also address the roadway shoulders and selected ramps.

• Route 1 southbound will be resurfaced from just south of the Route 91 (Jersey Avenue) interchange (milepost 22.9) in North Brunswick to just north of the College Road interchange (milepost 13.9) in Plainsboro.

• Route 1 northbound will be resurfaced from south of Ridge Road (milepost 14.4) to just north of Raymond Road (milepost 15.9) and from the vicinity of Whispering Woods Boulevard (milepost 17) to just north of Deans Lane (milepost 19.8), all in South Brunswick.

Work requiring lane closures will be performed at night, under the allowable lane closure schedule, in order to minimize traffic impacts on Route 1, a heavily traveled north-south corridor through central New Jersey. Access to all businesses and residences along the state highway will be maintained throughout construction.

New Road will be widened east of Route 1 and the local roadway will be restriped to provide an additional travel lane in either direction. The dedicated right-turn lane from New Road eastbound onto Route 1 southbound will be reconfigured to accommodate a shared thru lane/right-turn lane and traffic signal modifications will be made at the intersection as well.

Upgraded signage, roadway striping and guide rail will also be provided as needed. Dynamic message signs will notify motorists of upcoming traffic pattern changes.

The project was designed in-house by NJDOT engineers. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.

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.

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  Last Updated:  July 12, 2012