NJDOT to resurface
Route 1 and Ford Avenue in Edison and Woodbridge
Route 1 corridor improvement project advances
(Trenton)- Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will resurface Route 1 northbound and Ford Avenue in Edison and Woodbridge. The resurfacing work is part of a $55 million project to widen and improve Route 1 from north of Route 287 to south of the Garden State Parkway.
“The rehabilitation of the Route 1 and Ford Avenue intersection is an important step in the improvement of the Route 1 corridor,” said Commissioner Kolluri. “Investing in the rehabilitation and widening of Route 1 will improve the quality of life and mobility of the residents who live near and travel on this vital roadway.”
Starting Monday, June 23, NJDOT will temporarily close Route 1 northbound lanes betweeen Menlo Avenue and the Garden State Parkway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. A minimum of one lane of traffic will remain open at all times.
From Monday, June 23 to Thursday, June 26, the southbound Garden State Parkway ramp to Route 1 northbound will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. During the closure, motorists will take Route 1 southbound to Ford Avenue, where they can make a U-turn onto Route 1 northbound.
From Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27, Ford Avenue will be closed for milling and paving from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists traveling from Route 1 southbound to Ford Avenue eastbound will be detoured from Route 1 southbound to Parsonage Road to Menlo Avenue to North Lafayette to Ford Avenue eastbound.
During the closure, traffic on Ford Avenue westbound bound for Route 1 will be detoured. These motorists will take North Lafayette to Menlo Avenue to Route 1 northbound. Traffic bound for southbound Route 1 will continue on Route 1 northbound to Gill Lane and make a U-turn.
On Saturday, June 28, the southbound Garden State Parkway ramp to Route 1 northbound will close intermittently between 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Starting June 28 at 8 a.m., Route 1 northbound will be shifted to the right from Menlo Avenue to the Garden State Parkway.
As part of the Route 1 improvement project, NJDOT also built new ramps to and from the roadway. On June 28, NJDOT will open the new ramps from Route 1 northbound to Ford Avenue, from Ford Avenue eastbound to Lafayette Road, and from Menlo Avenue to Route 1 northbound. The Ford Avenue southbound ramps will be completed in June 2009.
The entire project is slated for completion in August 2009.
Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com or www.511nj.org for emergency information.