P.O. Box 600
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: May 31, 2018
Route 202/Route 206 southbound lane closures required as ramp improvements from
I-287 southbound begins in Bridgewater
Temporary lane and ramp closures necessary
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a temporary right lane closure tomorrow on Route 202/206 southbound near the I-287 southbound Exit 17 in Bridgewater for the start of the Route 202/206 southbound merge improvements project in Somerset County.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 1 until 6 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, Green Construction, Inc., will close the right lane on Route 202/206 southbound, between Garretson Road and Commons Way in Bridgewater to mill and pave the right shoulder area in advance of a traffic shift for roadway improvements from the I-287 southbound exit ramp 17 to Route 202/Route 206 southbound.
Once the overnight milling and paving is complete, traffic will be shifted to the right on Route 202 southbound by 6 a.m. Saturday morning. A work zone will be established behind construction barriers in the left lane and center median area.
Work is expected to continue daily between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. behind the construction barriers for the next several months with no significant impacts on traffic. Additional overnight lane and ramp closures on Route 202/Route 206 will be necessary for the next stage of construction as the project advances. The Department will provide prior notice before changes in traffic patterns.
NJDOT’s $1.9 million state-funded I-287 southbound to Route 202/Route 206 southbound merge improvements project will eliminate an existing yield from I-287 southbound to Route 202/206 southbound and replace it with an acceleration lane by widening the grass median, making the necessary curb and drainage modifications, and installing advance signing. The acceleration lane will merge into the mainline north of the bridge which carries Commons Way over Route 202/206. The roadway from Route 202/206 southbound to Common's Way will be widened by one lane. In addition, the Route 202/Route 206 ramp to Commons Way will receive minor improvements.
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 construction updates. For real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and our Facebook page.