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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Brian Ahrens
RELEASE: September 20, 2019

Route 15 southbound overnight lane closure tonight as the Bridges over Main Street replacement project advances in Sparta

Overnight lane closure necessary for traffic shift

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight lane closure on Route 15 southbound to implement a traffic shift as the Bridges over Main Street replacement project advances in Sparta, Sussex County. 

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 20, NJDOT’s contractor, Sparwick Contracting, will close a lane on the southbound bridge to restripe the roadway and install construction drums in preparation for a traffic shift.  By 6 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, September 21, the two lanes of southbound traffic will be shifted to the left side of the roadway.  At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight. 

During this stage of the $4.1 million federally-funded project, the right side of the southbound bridge will be demolished and replaced.  Following this stage, the contractor will shift traffic onto to the newly reconstructed side of the bridge to facilitate construction on the other side of the roadway. The entire replacement project is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

The existing Route 15 Bridges over Main Street are in poor condition, requiring deck and superstructure replacement. The project is designed to advance in stages to minimize disruption to residents.  Both bridges will be worked on simultaneously, and at least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction.   

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 or 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:  September 20, 2019