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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Matthew Saidel
RELEASE: April 9, 2018

I-287 northbound ramp to I-78 westbound to close tonight for pavement resurfacing

Traffic will be detoured overnight in Somerset County

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight full closure of the I-287 northbound ramp to I-78 westbound as resurfacing work on I-78 advances in Bedminster.

Beginning tonight at 10 p.m., Monday, April 9 until 4 a.m. the next morning, NJDOT’s contractor, Crisdel Group, Inc., will close the I-287 northbound ramp to I-78 westbound for pavement rehabilitation on the ramp. The following detour will be in place.

I-287 northbound to I-78 westbound Detour:

  • Motorists on I-287 northbound will be directed past exit 21A to exit 22B
  • Exit I-287 and proceed to Route 202/206 northbound
  • Follow signs on Route 202/206 to the U-Turn to Route 202/206 southbound
  • Proceed to I-287 southbound and continue to exit 21B
  • Take exit 21B to I-78 westbound

Variable messaging signs (VMS) and detour signing will be used throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the project.

This work is part of a $24 million project to resurface I-78 from Perryville Road/CR 625 in Union to the intersection of I-287 in Bedminster. Improvements include the application of a one-inch High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO) on the travel lanes and shoulders of this stretch of I-78, as well as upgrades to curbs, drainage, and deck repairs on eight bridges within the project limits. The application of a HPTO will improve ride quality, skid resistance, and reduce noise, as well extend the lifetime of the pavement. The project is expected to be completed in the winter of this year.

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 and on the NJDOT Facebook page

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  Last Updated:  April 20, 2018