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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Matthew Saidel
RELEASE: April 23, 2018

I-78 and Rattlesnake Bridge Road ramps to close tonight for pavement resurfacing

Traffic will be detoured overnight in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight full closures of two ramps as resurfacing work on I-78 advances in Bedminster and Readington.

Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, April 23 until 4 a.m. tomorrow morning NJDOT’s contractor, Crisdel Group, Inc., is scheduled to close the I-78 westbound ramp to CR 665/Rattlesnake Road and the CR 665/Rattle Snake Road ramp to I-78 westbound for pavement rehabilitation on the ramps.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, April 23, until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning the contractor is also scheduled to close a single lane on I-78 westbound from west of Lamington River to Chambers Brook. At least one lane will be maintained at all times. The following detours will be in place.

I-78 westbound to CR 665/Rattlesnake Bridge Road Detour:

  • Motorists on I-78 westbound should continue to Exit 24 for CR 523/Oldwick Road
  • Turn left onto CR 523/Oldwick Road
  • Turn left to merge onto I-78 eastbound
  • Exit right on Exit 26 to CR 665/Rattlesnake Bridge Road

CR 665/Rattlesnake Bridge Road to I-78 westbound Detour:

  • Motorists on CR 665/Rattlesnake Bridge Road should take the ramp to I-78 eastbound
  • Pass the interchange with I-287 and continue to Exit 33
  • Take Exit 33 and make a left at the traffic signal onto Route 33/Liberty Corner Road
  • Keep right and take the ramp 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, Hunterdon County to the intersection of I-287 in Bedminster, Somerset County. 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 weathe ror 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 23, 2018