Route 206 and Falcon Road to have overnight lane closures tonight to open new jughandle as the Bypass project advances
Final configuration eliminates left turn from Route 206 north to Triangle Road
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures tonight on Route 206 and Falcon Road in Hillsborough to open a new jughandle and reconfigure the intersection as the Route 206 Bypass project advances.
Beginning at 9:30 p.m., tonight, Thursday, August 29, until 7 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 30, NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corporation, is scheduled to close one lane on Route 206 northbound and southbound, as well as close a lane on Falcon Road near the intersection to restripe lanes. By Friday morning, a new jughandle from Route 206 northbound to Falcon Road will be open and the intersection will be in its new final configuration. In addition to restriping the roadway, crews will position and activate new signals. At least one lane will be maintained in each direction on Route 206 during the work.
The new configuration permanently eliminates left turns from Route 206 northbound to Triangle Road with traffic now using the new jughandle to Falcon Road, providing access for vehicles wishing to turn onto Triangle Road or make a U-turn onto Route 206 southbound.
When completed, the Route 206 Hillsborough Bypass will shift through traffic onto a new 3.6-mile section of Route 206 to the east of the existing highway between Mountain View Road and Old Somerville Road, creating opportunities for the development of a town center along the current Route 206 in Hillsborough.
The 1.7-mile center section of the Bypass was built first as part of a $44 million state-funded contract. It was completed and opened in October 2013. Since then, utilities have been relocated, trees cleared, and grading and drainage work was completed on both ends of the project.
The $36.6 million state and federally-funded Contract B will construct the remaining portion of the Route 206 Bypass. The project limits are from Mountain View Road to Hillsborough Road on the southern end and from Amwell Road/CR 514 to Old Somerville Road on the northern end. The project also included building the jughandle on the northeast corner of Route 206 and Triangle Road/Falcon Road intersection, which opens tomorrow. The entire Bypass project is on schedule and is expected to be complete in the fall 2020.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic 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.
Please note, the NJDOT Communications Office has a new phone number – 609-963-1975.