Route 57 bridge work moves into final stage
Deck replacement work shifts to eastbound lanes
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that bridge replacement work on the Route 57 bridge over Hances Brook in Mansfield (Warren County) will shift on the night of Friday, July 12, from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes as the third stage of the project begins.
The $1.8 million project to replace the superstructures of two bridges located over branches of the Musconetcong River (at mileposts 13.91 and 14.07) and one located over Hances Brook (at milepost 18.1) began in February. Work on the two bridges over the Musconetcong River was completed in June.
NJDOT’s contractor, H&G Contractors, Inc., will begin work on the eastbound half of the bridge over Hances Brook at milepost 18.13. During this stage, Route 57 eastbound will be closed and shifted onto the newly completed westbound portion of the bridge. Route 57 westbound traffic will continue to be detoured using Airport Road to Rockport Road to Thomas Road to Heiser Road returning to Route 57.
The project is being advanced in three stages, with corresponding traffic shifts, closures and detours necessary. In addition, a truck detour was implemented at the start of construction and remains in place around the project limits. The truck detour will utilize only state highways as local roads are not suitable for truck traffic. NJDOT anticipates the project being completed by fall 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 for real-time travel information.