Route 57 resurfacing and traffic signal improvement project begins in Warren County
Alternating daytime lane closures necessary as project begins
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a resurfacing and traffic signal improvement project that will require alternating daytime lane and shoulder closures along 10 miles of Route 57 between Route 22 in Lopatcong, and Route 31 in Washington, Warren County.
Beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10 until 4 p.m. and continuing Monday through Friday for the next two weeks, NJDOT’s contractor, Top Line Construction Corp., is scheduled to temporarily close the shoulder along Route 57. New inlet curb installation and underground conduit work will begin at Route 22 in Lopatcong and move eastbound for approximately 10 miles. Upon completion of the eastbound side, work will shift to the westbound side and move from Route 31 in Washington to Lopatcong. No lane closures are expected during this phase of construction.
Additional daytime and evening closures will be required for traffic signal upgrades and concrete ADA curb work on Route 57. Overnight milling and paving is expected to begin when the shoulder work is completed.
The following seven Route 57 intersections are scheduled to receive improvements such as ADA curbs, inlets, new signal heads, pedestrian signals, and push buttons:
1) Strykers Road
2) Liberty Road/N. Main Street
3) Millbrook Road/Asbury Broadway Road
4) Brass Castle Road
5) Prospect Street
6) Lincoln Avenue
7) Belvidere Avenue/Broad Street
The Department of Environmental Protection has a separate, unrelated project that will be replacing water mains within these project limits using an alternating traffic pattern. Their work is expected to be completed by mid-June.
The $8.4 million state-funded Route 57 paving project will resurface approximately 10 miles of Route 57 in both directions between Route 22, Lopatcong, and Route 31, Washington in Warren County. The project will rehabilitate the existing pavement that is in poor condition including milling and paving. In addition, seven signalized Route 57 intersections within the project area will receive safety improvements including ADA ramps and curb repairs where needed. The project completion is expected in late 2019.
Portable variable message 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.