I-287 northbound weekend lane closures required
in Somerset County
Closures necessary as interchange improvements advance
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced single lane closures this weekend on I-287 northbound near I-78 as the Interchange Improvements project advances in Bedminster, Somerset County.
Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, December 7, until 7 a.m. Sunday, December 9, NJDOT’s Contractor, Midlantic Construction LLC., is scheduled to close the left lane on the inner roadway of I-287 northbound for drainage, barrier curb, milling and paving work between Exit 21B/I-78 westbound/Easton P.A., and Exit 21A/I-78 eastbound/New York City.
Upon reopening the left lane at 7 a.m., Sunday, December 9, NJDOT’s contactor will close the right lane on the inner roadway of I-287 northbound until 5 p.m. Sunday, December 9, for construction between Exit 21B/I-78 westbound/Easton P.A., and Exit 21A/I-78 eastbound/New York City.
The $24.5 million federally-funded I-287/I-78 Interchange Improvements project will enhance safety and improve traffic operations between the existing I-287 interchanges with I-78 and Routes 202/206. The project involves relocating the existing ramp from I-78 eastbound to I-287 northbound from a left side entry, as it currently exists, to a right side entry. This improvement will eliminate the downstream weave condition and reduce vehicle conflicts on I-287 northbound between Interchanges 21A and 22A. The project is advancing with work continuing on the construction of the new ramp structures. The project is on schedule, and expected to be completed in late 2019.
Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the interchange improvement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before any upcoming road or ramp 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.