Route 22 eastbound resurfacing project begins in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
Off-peak lane and ramp closures necessary
(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a resurfacing project that will require overnight and off-peak shoulder, lane and ramp closures on approximately 12 miles of Route 22 eastbound in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.
Beginning at 8 p.m., Monday, November 5 until 5 a.m. the next day, and continuing for several months, NJDOT’s contractor, Della Pello Paving Inc. is scheduled to temporarily close shoulders, lanes and ramps along approximately 12 miles of Route 22 eastbound between I-78 eastbound in Clinton and Easton Turnpike/Route 28 in Bridgewater. The project includes resurfacing and rehabilitating the pavement on Route 22 eastbound, as well as upgrading the intersection traffic signals and curb ramps for ADA compliance. All travel lanes will remain open during non-work hours. At least one lane will remain open at all times except in areas where only one lane is available on Route 22 eastbound, in that case alternating traffic on Route 22 westbound will be required.
Construction will begin by installing signs along Route 22 eastbound prior to starting left and right lane closures and full ramp closures with detours. The majority of the resurfacing will only require short-term closures during off-peak hours in order to minimize the impact on traffic. The majority of the pavement preservation work will occur on the following schedule:
Route 22 eastbound lane closures:
- Weekdays - single lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Saturdays – single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
- Sundays – single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The following six Route 22 eastbound intersections will receive upgrades:
Any ramp closures when necessary will take place overnight with the lane closure schedule above. Two consecutive ramps will not be closed simultaneously, to help accommodate detours.
- Exxon Access Road
- Petticoat Lane
- Cokesbury Road
- Merch Drive-Van Horn Road
- Oldwick Road, CR 523
- Main Street
The traffic detours will be coordinated with state police. If work is completed earlier, the roadway will be reopened accordingly. NJDOT will provide advanced notification before any changes in the lane or ramp closure schedule.
The $12.6 million federally-funded Route 22 eastbound paving project is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Variable message signs and detour signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the resurfacing project.
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 and on the NJDOT Facebook page.