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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: March 1, 2017

I-287 northbound overnight lane closure Thursday
in Somerset County
Intermittent traffic slowdowns necessary for beam work

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight bridge construction work requiring lane closures on I-287 northbound in Bedminster, Somerset County.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2 until 6:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, NJDOT’s Contractor, Midlantic Construction LLC., is scheduled to close a left lane and perform intermittent traffic slowdowns on I-287 northbound at mile post 20.9 near Exit 21A/I-78 eastbound to erect steel beams. Motorists should expect overnight delays and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

The $24.5 million federally-funded I-287/I-78/Route 202/Route 206 Interchange Improvements project will enhance safety and improve traffic operations between the existing I-287 interchanges with I-78 and Route 202/206. The erection of the steel beams form part of a new flyover bridge being constructed from I-78 eastbound to I-287 northbound. Two new bridges are to be constructed over I-287, one over northbound lanes, and another over southbound lanes. The project is expected to be completed in late 2019.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the interchange improvement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before any upcoming road or ramp closures.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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  Last Updated:  March 8, 2017