NJDOT rehabilitates bridge decks on I-280
Work completed over Eagle Rock Road and Passaic Avenue
(Trenton) -- Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) completed its reconstruction of the I-280 eastbound bridges over Eagle Rock Road and Passaic Avenue in Roseland, Essex County.
“The replacement of the I-280 bridge decks in Roseland demonstrates NJDOT’s commitment to improving our transportation infrastructure and the quality of life of Essex County residents and other motorists who use this highly traveled section of roadway,” said Kolluri.
NJDOT restored I-280 eastbound traffic to its original traffic pattern Wednesday morning November 13, and restored westbound traffic to the original traffic pattern Saturday morning, November 17. I-280 traffic had been shifted to a crossover pattern that shifted eastbound traffic to the westbound lanes since September 2007, when construction began.
Periodic night and mid-day single lane closures in both directions will be allowed for the removal of the former crossovers, completion of median guide-rail, and installation of rumble strips and pavement reflectors on I-280.
In order to expedite construction and minimize the traffic impacts, NJDOT used pre-cast deck structures. The $5 million project replaced the two deteriorated bridge decks located to the east and west of the I-280 eastbound structure over the Morristown and Erie Railroad, which was replaced last year.