New Route 183 intersection with Route 46 opened
in final configuration this past weekend
NJDOT nearing completion of Netcong Circle elimination
and Route 183 bridge replacement project
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that the newly reconfigured intersection of Routes 46 and 183 was opened this past weekend as construction continues to advance in Netcong Borough, Morris County. This marks the full elimination of the pre-existing, 80-year old Netcong Circle at this location.
A temporary traffic pattern, with temporary traffic signals and striping plans, had been in place at the intersection since January, 2013, when the out-dated traffic circle had been removed. Each highway approach carries one travel lane in each direction into the new intersection, with dedicated turn lanes. A new traffic signal system has been installed to conform to the new configuration.
NJDOT’s contractor, New Prince Construction, is continuing to advance the $13 million federally-funded project with the next stage of construction set to focus on the removal of old roadway to the east of the new intersection. New curb and sidewalk will be constructed and landscaping treatments will be addressed throughout the project limits. Final surface course paving work remains to be completed as well.
A new Route 183 bridge running over NJ TRANSIT Morristown Line railroad tracks was opened to traffic in March. The old bridge had been fully closed to vehicular traffic for more than sixteen months to allow for the complete replacement of the structure.
While single-lane closures are allowed during nighttime and off-peak hours, one travel-lane on Route 46 is being maintained in each direction throughout construction. The project remains on schedule to be complete by the end of 2013.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.511nj.org