TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation is targeting ten miles of I-287 in Somerset and Middlesex counties this week for litter pick-up and other maintenance needs as part of the rollout of the 2012 Clean Up NJ campaign.
The work will take place between milepost 16 in Bridgewater and milepost 22 in Bedminster and from milepost 0 to 4 in Edison.
“This effort builds on the work we started last week to make a real improvement in the appearance of our major corridors,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said. “We are out there all over the state working to spruce up our roadways, but we need motorists to do their part. Trash is for waste baskets, not for tossing out the window.”
Clean Up NJ concentrates NJDOT maintenance workers in a specific area for about a week to take care of all maintenance needs, including cutting overgrown vegetation, filling potholes, picking up litter, removing graffiti and fixing guide rails. Crews from the northern, central and southern parts of the state mobilize for Clean Up NJ efforts periodically throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Crews have already hit stretches of I-287, I-78, Route 1, Route 18 and will be cleaning a stretch of I-295 where it intersects with I-76 in Camden County.
Residents and motorists are urged to report potholes or other maintenance issues online at www.nj.gov/transportation.
Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org
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