UNION COUNTY – A portion of Route 1&9 will be resurfaced as part of a regional maintenance resurfacing and roadway repair project, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced Monday.
NJDOT will mill and repave deteriorated sections of Route 1&9 in both directions from just south of the Interstate 278 interchange (milepost 42.2) in Linden to north of CR 624/North Avenue (milepost 45.5) in Elizabeth.
Another portion of Route 1&9 in Hudson County and part of Route 24 in Morris County will also be repaved under a $6.9 million contract to improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan. Curb and sidewalk repairs will be made at some locations and all utility hardware (manholes) will be reset within the roadway to improve final surface course rideability. The highways will be restriped and new image-detection cameras will be installed at selected intersections to replace the existing underground loop detectors.
NJDOT’s maintenance contractor, Stavola Contracting Inc., was scheduled to begin initial construction activity on Route 1&9 in Jersey City this week.
The mainline resurfacing work will be performed under the allowable lane closures schedule, maintaining at least one travel lane in at each location during peak travel hours. Daytime shoulder closures, with traffic shifts, will be allowed for the curb and sidewalk repairs. Access to all businesses will be maintained and the entire project is expected to wrap-up this fall 2013.
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.
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