Routes 202 and 23 to be resurfaced
in Wayne and Pequannock
NJDOT confining work to overnight hours to minimize impact
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the start of construction on a major resurfacing project to address sections of Route 202 and Route 23 in Wayne Township, Passaic County and Pequannock Township, Morris County.
“NJDOT is committed to maintaining our transportation network in a state of good repair,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said. “Resurfacing projects improve public safety and provide motorists with a smoother ride.”
NJDOT’s contractor, Della Pello Paving, is scheduled to install advance construction signage this week. The initial stage of construction involves work off the mainline highways and will not impact traffic.
In mid-April NJDOT will begin mainline resurfacing operations. Work requiring single and double-lane closures will be performed at night in order to minimize traffic impacts on these heavily traveled highways. NJDOT will maintain all travel lanes during daytime hours, though traffic shifts may be necessary.
The $5.3 million project will mill and repave the roadway and provide full-depth repairs on Routes 202/23 in both directions from where Route 202 and Route 23 converge in Wayne Township, at milepost 62.9, to where the highways split north of Ratzer Road, at milepost 65.4. The project will also resurface 1.3 miles of Route 23 in both directions from the Route 202 interchange, at milepost 8.9, to Alexander Avenue, at milepost 10.2, in Pequannock Township.
All work is weather dependent.
Traffic signal modifications will be made at six intersections within the project limits, including the installation of new image detection cameras. These cameras, which replace the existing underground loop detectors, are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 202 and Route 23. They detect vehicles waiting to enter or cross the highways and activate a signal sequence.
NJDOT will also make surface repairs to the Route 202 bridge over Mountain View Boulevard, the Newark-Pompton Turnpike bridge over Route 202 and the Route 23 bridge over Pompton River. Upgraded roadway striping and guide rail will also be provided throughout the project limits. The project is scheduled for completion this fall 2011.
Variable Message signs will provide motorists with advance notification of traffic pattern changes. Motorists are also encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.