Route 206 lane shift Saturday as the Bypass project advances
Traffic to be moved to the southbound side of Route 206 near Doctor’s Way
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 206 traffic in both directions will be shifted tomorrow between Doctor’s Way and Andria Avenue in Hillsborough as the Route 206 Bypass project advances.
During the late morning tomorrow, Saturday, September 14, NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corporation, is scheduled to temporarily stop traffic for a few minutes in both directions on Route 206 between Doctor’s Way and Andria Avenue to shift traffic to the newly constructed southbound side of the road to allow for the construction of a new culvert. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during this stage, which is expected to last through the winter.
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 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.