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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley

RELEASE: April 15, 2011


NJDOT announces traffic pattern changes in Hillsborough
Construction of new Route 206 Bypass progresses

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a series of upcoming traffic pattern changes in Hillsborough associated with the construction of the new Route 206 Bypass.

On Friday, April 15, NJDOT’s contractor, Carbro Inc., is scheduled to begin realigning Amwell Road (CR 514) between Steinmetz Road and Clerico Lane. Single lane closures with alternating traffic will be necessary overnight to establish the new work zone by Saturday morning, April 16. Once implemented, the new traffic pattern will maintain one lane of Amwell Road in each direction, shifted to the north. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place for approximately six months.

On or about April 26, NJDOT is scheduled to close Hillsborough Road between Route 206 and Willow Road, until early October. The Hillsborough Road bridge superstructure over the CSX railroad tracks will be replaced and portions of Hillsborough Road will be reconstructed to accommodate the new bypass.

• During the closure Route 206 motorists headed to Hillsborough Road will take Amwell Road to Willow Road south to Hillsborough Road.

• Hillsborough Road westbound motorists will be directed to Willow Road north to Amwell Road to Route 206.

When completed the Route 206 bypass will shift through traffic onto a new 3.6-mile section of Route 206 to the east of the existing highway between Mountain View Road and Old Somerville Road, creating opportunities for the development of a town center along the current Route 206 in Hillsborough Township, Somerset County.

Construction began last August with a $43 million contract to build a portion of the bypass between Hillsborough Road and Amwell Road.

Variable message signs will be installed around the site to inform motorists of pending construction and temporary lane closures necessary for night time intersection work. Hillsborough Township police will be utilized as necessary to assist with traffic control. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org

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