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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Judith Drucker
RELEASE: July 15, 2019

Route 55, Route 47 and Route 40 resurfacing project begins today in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties

Daytime shoulder closures and lane shifts required for project start

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a maintenance project that will resurface approximately 10 miles of pavement on stretches of Route 55, Route 47, and Route 40 in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties.

Construction will begin on Route 55 in Vineland around Parvins Bridge and move northbound for approximately four miles ending just north of Blackwater Bridge. Work will include milling, paving and rumble strip application on the northbound side only. Ramps at the Route 55 and Route 56 Interchange at Landis Avenue will also be resurfaced.

Route 55 Resurfacing
Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, July 15, until 3:30 p.m., and continuing Monday through Friday for a few days, NJDOT’s contractor, A.E. Stone, Inc., is scheduled to close the shoulder on Route 55 northbound, beginning at Parvins Bridge, to provide access to surveyors for project planning. Curb and inlet concrete work will begin on Wednesday, July 17. Traffic will be maintained at all times during daytime hours.

Upon completion of the curb work, the left lane will be closed on Route 55 northbound, beginning at Parvins Bridge, and traffic will be shifted to the right lane and shoulder to allow for milling and paving to begin. In addition, daytime curb and concrete work will continue on Route 40 and Route 47. All traffic will be maintained during daytime hours.

Upon completion of the Route 55 milling and paving work, overnight traffic shifts and lane closures will be required on Route 40 and Route 47 to begin paving. NJDOT will provide advance notice of any lane closures.

The $5.5 million state-funded Maintenance Roadway Repair Contract for Route 40, Route 47, and Route 55 will extend the pavement life, improve safety and enhance ride quality for motorists. The project scope will include milling and paving of the roadway and select ramps; and upgrade or replacement of substandard inlets and curbs; and upgrade some traffic signals. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Variable message signs are being used throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the pavement preservation project.

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.

Please note, the NJDOT Communications Office has a new phone number – 609-963-1975.

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  Last Updated:  July 15, 2019