Route 206 lane closures over Crusers Brook
in Somerset County
Traffic shift necessary to replace bridge deck
(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced traffic on Route 206 southbound in Montgomery is scheduled to be shifted this weekend as the Route 206 Bridge over Crusers Brook project advances.
Beginning at 9 p.m., tonight, Friday, September 28, until 7 a.m. tomorrow, NJDOT's contractor, Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc. is scheduled to close one lane of Route 206 in each direction with alternating traffic overnight to establish a traffic shift. At 7 a.m. Saturday morning, northbound traffic will be shifted towards the curb line. Once the traffic shift is in place, one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. The shift is expected to be in place until early 2019, and the project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.
The $5.9 million dollar federally-funded project will replace the bridge deck and substructure, and make significant improvements to the superstructure. The project is designed in stages to minimize impacts to traffic and maintain one lane of traffic in both directions at all times. During the first stage, traffic was shifted to the center lanes to allow the contractor to replace the bridge deck on newly installed footings.
Construction signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. NJDOT will provide more information before any lane closures are scheduled.
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 and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.