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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley
609-530-4280
RELEASE: May 2, 2013



Route 22 eastbound to be restricted to one
travel lane at Mountain Avenue ramp in Somerville


'Sustainable Corridor' safety upgrade and congestion relief
project advances between Route 202/206 and Interstate 287


(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a small stretch of Route 22 eastbound will be restricted to one travel lane at Mountain Avenue for approximately seven weeks in Bridgewater and Somerville.

In order to install a new drainage system and make curb and pavement repairs along Route 22 eastbound between the interchange with Route 202/206 and Mountain Avenue, NJDOT's contractor, Green Construction, Inc., is scheduled to close the right travel lane to through traffic tomorrow night, May 3.

This will reduce the number of available travel lanes between the two interchanges for an approximate 0.3-mile stretch from two lanes to one lane until mid-June. If the work is accomplished earlier, then the travel lane will be reopened accordingly.

Variable message signs are being utilized to notify Route 22 motorists of all traffic pattern changes.

The work is included as part of the $7.9 million safety improvement and congestion relief project that began in February along a three mile stretch of Route 22 in Bridgewater and Somerville, Somerset County. The project will reconstruct and widen the existing highway shoulders to provide for new auxiliary acceleration/deceleration lanes along Route 22, creating safer and improved access at key locations. In addition, the project includes myriad design and technological upgrades intended to improve traffic flow through the corridor.

The project is scheduled for completion in early-summer 2014.

Outside of this specific construction phase, NJDOT will maintain all available travel lanes on Route 22 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. during the week. The work is being accomplished with overnight lane closures and permanent shoulder closures with traffic shifts.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.  Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.

 
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