Route 31 and Route 202 lane shift at Flemington Circle
Circle Reconfiguration Project begins new phase
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic shift of Route 31 and Route 202 at the Flemington Circle for a new stage in the Route 31 and Flemington Circle Reconfiguration Project in Hunterdon County.
Beginning at 8:00 PM Friday, June 2, until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 3, NJDOT’s contractor Green Construction, Inc. is scheduled to close lanes at the Route 12, Route 202, and Route31 approaches to the Flemington Circle to install barrels as the project advances to a new stage of construction. Two lanes will be maintained within the circle. Once the new configuration is in place, traffic in the circle will not be able to exit to Route 202 northbound and will be detoured to allow for the completion of concrete median and apron work within the Flemington Circle.
Route 12 eastbound to Route 202 northbound detour:
The new construction configuration will direct Route 12 eastbound motorists wishing to access Route 202 northbound to continue through the circle and exit onto Route 31 northbound for the following detour.
- Motorists from Route 12 eastbound will take Route 31 northbound
- Make a right from Route 31 northbound at the first traffic light onto Church Street/CR650
- Continue on Church Street/CR650 to Route 202
- Make a left onto Route 202 northbound
All other traffic moves will remain available
Route 202 northbound and Route 31 southbound traffic will bypass the circle using recently completed bypass lanes.
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 addresses 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. 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 project. NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weatheror 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.