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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: February 18, 2016

Route 31 and Flemington Circle Reconfiguration Project begins in Hunterdon County

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a safety project to reconfigure the Flemington Circle in Hunterdon County.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, February 19, NJDOT’s contractor Green Construction, Inc. is scheduled to install signage and construction barriers in preparation for Stage 1 of the Route 31 Flemington Circle reconfiguration project. Construction activities will begin later this winter.

During the various project stages, motorists will experience lane closures during off-peak hours along each of the following roads; Route 31 northbound and southbound, Route 202 northbound and southbound, and Route 12 eastbound and westbound. Two travel lanes are expected to be maintained during morning and evening rush hours. At least one travel lane in each direction will be maintained during construction operations. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2018.

The $11.1 million federal and state-funded safety improvements project will include the following:

• Add two bypass lanes along Route 202 northbound to separate Route 202 northbound motorists from the circle. Route 202 northbound motorists destined for Route 31 or Route 12 will be directed into the circle, and the two-lane approach will be deflected to reduce travel speeds.

• Route 202 southbound will be a two-lane, free flow condition entering the circle.

• The Route 31 southbound approach will be striped as two lanes and will be realigned to provide more deflection to reduce travel speeds entering the circle. A bypass lane from Route 31 southbound to Route 12 westbound is also proposed.

• The Route 12 eastbound approach will be striped as two lanes and realigned to provide more deflection and reduce travel speeds.

• With the exception of Route 202 southbound, all vehicles entering the circle will yield to circulating traffic.

• The replacement of the traffic signal at Route 202 and Reaville Road

• Improvements to drainage, signage and curbs.

Variable message signs and lane closure signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the deck replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.

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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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  Last Updated:  February 19, 2016