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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: March 17, 2016

Route 202 traffic to be shifted at Flemington Circle
Circle Reconfiguration Project begins new phase

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a temporary traffic shift of Route 202 at the Flemington Circle for the start of a new stage in the Route 31 and Flemington Circle reconfiguration project in Hunterdon County.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, March 18, NJDOT’s contractor Green Construction, Inc. is scheduled to shift Route 202 northbound and Route 202 southbound at the Flemington Circle onto the outside shoulder lanes to create a center work zone median with concrete barriers for the reconfiguration project.

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 Route 31 and Flemington Circle Reconfiguration project will address operational and safety improvements by adding two bypass lanes along Route 202 northbound to separate Route 202 northbound motorists from the circle and the Route 202 southbound will be a two-lane, free flow condition entering the circle. The Route 31 southbound approach, and the Route 12 eastbound approach 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 also is proposed. The project will replace a traffic signal at Route 202 and Reaville Road, and make 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:  March 17, 2016