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  • 13 Jun 2024 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that Route 18 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured tonight at Rues Lane as a pavement project advances in East Brunswick, Middlesex County.

    Beginning at 9:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 13, until 4:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 14, and again on Friday night, June 14, at the same time, Route 18 northbound is scheduled to be closed from Rues Lane to Racetrack Road. The closure is necessary for gas main work. The following detour will be in place:

    Route 18 northbound:

    • Motorists on Route 18 northbound will be directed to turn right onto Rues Lane
    • Turn left onto Old Bridge Turnpike/CR 527
    • Turn left onto Racetrack Road
    • Turn right onto Route 18 northbound

    This work is part of the $86.1 million federally funded Route 18, East Brunswick, Drainage and Pavement Rehabilitation project that will make repairs on approximately four and a half miles of Route 18 in East Brunswick, Middlesex County. Work includes milling and paving, improvements to the drainage systems and storm water basins, utility relocation, installation of new sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps and upgrading guiderail. Improvements will also be made to various intersections throughout the project limits. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2026.

    Variable messaging signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.


  • 14 May 2024 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Route 55 single lane closures required in both directions
    over the next several weeks in Gloucester County

    Route 42 southbound lane closures at Route 55 southbound, as needed

    (Trenton) – Route 55 is expected to have overnight lane closures in both directions over the next several weeks between Whig Lane/CR 619 in Elk Township to Route 42 in Deptford, Gloucester County. In addition, right lane closures on Route 42 southbound will be required when work is taking place at the Route 55/Route 42 interchange.

    Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 13, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, and continuing nightly Monday through Friday at the same times for the next several weeks, single lane closures on Route 55 northbound and southbound are scheduled in various locations from Whig Lane/CR 619 to Route 42. The lane closures are necessary for paving and rumble strip removal. At least one lane will be maintained during construction. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays while driving through the work zone.

    In addition, from 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 13, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, and as needed Monday through Friday nights at the same time for the next several weeks, the two right lanes on Route 42 southbound will be closed at Exit 13 to assist with the pavement preservation work and improve safety for the work zone on Route 55 southbound. Access to Exit 13 will be maintained. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays.

    NJDOT does not allow lane closures Friday through Sunday on major shore routes during the summer season, Memorial Day through Labor Day, unless emergency work is required. Construction on Route 55 in both directions will be restricted to Monday through Thursday nights during this time.

    This work is part of an $8.2 million federally funded project that will preserve approximately 12 miles of pavement on Route 55 between Whig Lane/CR 619 in Elk Township to Route 42 in Deptford, Gloucester County. This project includes paving most ramps within the project limits, replacing the existing Weigh In Motion system on Route 55 southbound at mile post 57.8, and replacing some drainage inlets and curbs. This project is expected to be completed in summer 2024.

    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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and on the NJDOT Facebook page.


  • 09 Apr 2024 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Motorists encouraged to use the New Jersey Turnpike Extension

    (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced temporary short duration closures of Route 1&9 northbound in Newark and the Pulaski Skyway in both directions tonight as the rehabilitation of the historic 92-year-old bridge advances in Jersey City.

    Beginning at 11:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, April 9 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, Route 1&9 northbound Express and Local lanes and the Pulaski Skyway in both directions are scheduled to have a series of temporary closures for 10 to 15 minutes each. The Route 1&9 northbound Express and Local Lane closures will begin at Wilson Avenue in Newark. The closures are necessary to jack the Skyway at span 105 adjacent to the Route 1&9 northbound ramp to Route 1&9 Truck in Newark for steel pier and floorbeam repairs.  If work is completed early, the Skyway will reopen sooner.

    To avoid delays, NJDOT is encouraging motorists to use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations, including the Holland Tunnel, I-78, or to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck southbound. All other motorists will be directed to Route 1&9 Truck in both directions.

    The work is part of the Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project Contract 9A. The Department is carefully coordinating the Pulaski Skyway project with other regional transportation infrastructure projects to minimize traffic congestion.

    The Department has a project hotline telephone number, 973-776-7400, and email, Pulaski.Skyway@dot.nj.gov. Anyone who has questions, concerns, or suggestions is encouraged to contact the Project Outreach Team as work progresses.

    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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT  or on the NJDOT Facebook page.


  • 26 Mar 2024 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I-80 eastbound is scheduled to have a right lane closure on Thursday night in Hardwick and Knowlton, Warren County. This is a continuation of work that began in February 2024.

    Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28 until 4 a.m. Friday, March 29, the right lane on I-80 eastbound is scheduled to be closed from milepost 0.5 after the exit ramp to River Road in Hardwick to mile post 1.5 before the Weigh Station/U-turn in Knowlton. The closure is necessary for survey work. One lane will remain open while the work is taking place. If work is completed early, the lane will reopen sooner.

    Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution when driving through the work zone. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. 

    NJDOT Pothole Campaign
    NJDOT’s 2024 Pothole Campaign began on March 4. Watch a safety message from Acting Commissioner Fran O’Connor about how NJDOT repairs potholes to keep our roads safe and in a state of good repair.

    To repair potholes in the most aggressive and efficient manner during the Pothole Campaign, the Department will be allowing crews throughout the state to close travel lanes where necessary during daytime hours. When possible, crews will limit their daytime work hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will try to avoid working in travel lanes carrying traffic during peak times.

    It is important to slow down in work zones so NJDOT crews can safely make repairs. New Jersey’s Move Over lawrequires motorists to move over, if it is safe to do so, when approaching an emergency or service vehicle stopped on the side of the road. If you cannot safely MOVE OVER, PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

    In addition to our crews monitoring and reporting potholes that need repair on state highways, we encourage motorists to report potholes as well. Motorists may call 1-800-POTHOLE or go online to report potholes on state roads using a new mapping feature to help identify the exact location of the pothole.

    To report potholes on county roads, contact the appropriate jurisdiction. The Department responds as quickly as possible, especially to reports of potholes that create safety concerns based on their size and location.

    Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.


  • 25 Mar 2024 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Route 22 westbound is expected to have overnight lane closures over the next several weeks from Mountain Road/CR 634 in Westfield, Union County to Wilson Avenue in North Plainfield, Somerset County as a pavement preservation project begins.

    Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 25, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, and continuing nightly Monday through Friday at the same times for the next several weeks, a single lane on Route 22 westbound is scheduled to be closed between Mountain Road/CR 634 and Wilson Avenue. The lane closures are necessary for milling and paving. At least one lane will be maintained during construction. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays while driving through the work zone or plan an alternate route.

    This work is part of a $4.9 million federally funded project that will mill and pave approximately four and a half miles of Route 22 between Wilson Avenue in North Plainfield, Somerset County and Mountain Road/CR 634 in Westfield, Union County. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2024.

    NJDOT Pothole Campaign
    NJDOT’s 2024 Pothole Campaign began on March 4. Watch a safety message from Acting Commissioner Fran O’Connor about how NJDOT repairs potholes to keep our roads safe and in a state of good repair.

    To repair potholes in the most aggressive and efficient manner during the Pothole Campaign, the Department will be allowing crews throughout the state to close travel lanes where necessary during daytime hours. When possible, crews will limit their daytime work hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will try to avoid working in travel lanes carrying traffic during peak times.

    It is important to slow down in work zones so NJDOT crews can safely make repairs. New Jersey’s Move Over law requires motorists to move over, if it is safe to do so, when approaching an emergency or service vehicle stopped on the side of the road. If you cannot safely MOVE OVER, PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

    In addition to our crews monitoring and reporting potholes that need repair on state highways, we encourage motorists to report potholes as well. Motorists may call 1-800-POTHOLE or go online to report potholes on state roads using a new mapping feature to help identify the exact location of the pothole.

    To report potholes on county roads, contact the appropriate jurisdiction. The Department responds as quickly as possible, especially to reports of potholes that create safety concerns based on their size and location.

    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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and on the NJDOT Facebook page.


  • 18 Mar 2024 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound are scheduled to have a series of overnight lane and ramp closures next week for pothole repair resurfacing and striping work as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County.

    Monday, March 18

    Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, Route 42 northbound will have two left lanes closed after Exit 14B/Benigo Boulevard through the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A overpass. At least one lane will be maintained during construction.

    In addition, beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, the I-295 northbound old Exit 26/new Exit 27A (left exit), which becomes the left lane of I-76 westbound, will be closed and detoured. The left lane on I-295 northbound also will be closed beginning near the Creek Road overpass. At least one lane will be maintained. The following detour will be in place:

    I-295 northbound old Exit 26/new Exit 27A (left exit) to I-76 westbound detour:

    • Motorists traveling on I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on I-295 northbound to Exit 27
    • Take the left Exit 27 ramp to I-76 westbound

    Tuesday, March 19

    Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, Route 42 northbound will have two right lanes closed after Exit 14B/Benigo Boulevard through the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A overpass. At least one lane will be maintained during construction.

    In addition, beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, the I-295 northbound old Exit 26/new Exit 27A (left exit), which becomes the left lane of I-76 westbound, will be closed and detoured. The left lane on I-295 northbound also will be closed beginning near Creek Road overpass. At least one lane will be maintained. The following detour will be in place:

    I-295 northbound old Exit 26/new Exit 27A (left exit) to I-76 westbound detour:

    • Motorists traveling on I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on I-295 northbound to Exit 27
    • Take the left Exit 27 ramp to I-76 westbound

    Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21

    Beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 until 6 a.m. Thursday, March 21, and again on Thursday, March 21 at the same times, Route 42 northbound will have the right lane closed after Exit 14B/Benigo Boulevard through the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A overpass and the Exit 1B ramp will be closed and detoured. At least one lane will be maintained during construction. The following detour will be in place:

    Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound detour:

    • ·         Motorists traveling on Route 42 northbound wishing to take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on Route 42 northbound to I-76 westbound  
    • ·         Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
    • ·         Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
    • ·         Turn right onto Collings Avenue
    • ·         Turn left onto I-676 southbound, which becomes I-76 eastbound
    • ·         Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1B/I-295 northbound

    In addition, beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 until 6 a.m. Thursday, March 21, and again on Thursday, March 21 at the same times, the two right lanes on I-295 northbound will be closed and detoured. The following detour will be in place:

    I-295 northbound detour:

    • ·         Motorists traveling on I-295 northbound will be directed to take old Exit 26/new Exit 27A (left exit), which becomes the left lane of I-76 westbound  
    • ·         Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
    • ·         Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
    • ·         Turn right onto Collings Avenue
    • ·         Turn left onto I-676 southbound, which becomes I-76 eastbound
    • ·         Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1B/I-295 northbound

    The work is part of the Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. To sign up for I-295 Direct Connect project updates go to 295DirectConnect.com or text CONNECT to 1-844-844-3681.

    Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. 

    NJDOT Pothole Campaign

    NJDOT’s 2024 Pothole Campaign began on March 4. Watch a safety message from Acting Commissioner Fran O’Connor about how NJDOT repairs potholes to keep our roads safe and in a state of good repair.

    To repair potholes in the most aggressive and efficient manner during the Pothole Campaign, the Department will be allowing crews throughout the state to close travel lanes where necessary during daytime hours. When possible, crews will limit their daytime work hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will try to avoid working in travel lanes carrying traffic during peak times.

    It is important to slow down in work zones so NJDOT crews can safely make repairs. New Jersey’s Move Over law requires motorists to move over, if it is safe to do so, when approaching an emergency or service vehicle stopped on the side of the road. If you cannot safely MOVE OVER, PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

    In addition to our crews monitoring and reporting potholes that need repair on state highways, we encourage motorists to report potholes as well. Motorists may call 1-800-POTHOLE or go online to report potholes on state roads using a new mapping feature to help identify the exact location of the pothole.

    To report potholes on county roads, contact the appropriate jurisdiction. The Department responds as quickly as possible, especially to reports of potholes that create safety concerns based on their size and location.

    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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.


  • 28 Feb 2024 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured Thursday night as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. This work was originally scheduled for February 22.

    Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 29 until 5 a.m. Friday, March 1, the Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound will be closed and detoured for lighting maintenance at the exit. In the event of inclement weather on Thursday night, the work will be rescheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, March 1 until 6 a.m. Saturday, March 2. The following detour will be in place:

    Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound detour:

    • Motorists traveling on Route 42 northbound wishing to take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on Route 42 northbound to I-76 westbound  
    • Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
    • Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
    • Turn right onto Collings Avenue
    • Turn left onto I-676 southbound, which becomes I-76 eastbound
    • Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1B/I-295 northbound

    The work is part of the Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. To sign up for I-295 Direct Connect project updates go to 295DirectConnect.com or text CONNECT to 1-844-844-3681.

    Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.


  • 12 Feb 2024 5:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    NJDOT issues commercial vehicle travel restrictions on multiple Interstate highways beginning tonight at midnight

    Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway

    (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Acting Commissioner Francis K. O’Connor has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting tonight at 12 midnight, Tuesday, February 13 based on the forecast for snow statewide.

    Winter weather is expected to begin overnight tonight and worsen through the day on Tuesday, which could make driving conditions treacherous, particularly for the Tuesday morning commute. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel on Tuesday.

    The commercial vehicle travel restriction will begin tonight at 12 midnight, Tuesday, February 13 and will be in place until further notice for the following highways in both directions:

    • I-78 (entire length)
    • I-80 (entire length)
    • I-280 (entire length)
    • I-287 (entire length)
    • Route 440 (between I-287 to the Outer Bridge Crossing)
    • I-195 (entire length)
    • I-295 (Pennsylvania border/Scudder Falls Bridge to Exit 60 at I-195)

    The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:

    • All tractor trailers (exceptions as listed in the Administrative Order)
    • Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
    • Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
    • Recreational vehicles
    • Motorcycles

    This restriction DOES NOT apply to:

    • The New Jersey Turnpike
    • The Garden State Parkway
    • The Atlantic City Expressway
    • Public safety vehicles, sworn and civilian public safety personnel; as well as other personnel directly supporting healthcare facilities or critical infrastructure such as providing fuel or food. For a complete list of operations or personnel that are exempt from the travel ban, see the Administrative Order.

    Trucks that are already in New Jersey when the travel restrictions go into place are encouraged to pull off in truck stops to wait out the storm – DO NOT PARK ON SHOULDERS.

    NJDOT is coordinating with all state and regional transportation agencies to ensure the most effective response to the storm. In order for NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners to safely and efficiently clear roadways of snow, motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response. If you must drive, motorists are advised to:

    • ·         SLOW DOWN and obey posted speed limits
    • ·         Always STAY CLEAR of plowing and spreading trucks.  If they are behind you, let them pass
    • ·         DO NOT pass between trucks that are in a plow formation
    • ·         Leave early and allow extra time
    • ·         Leave a safe following distance between vehicles
    • ·         Use caution on bridges and ramps
    • ·         If you are driving and road conditions deteriorate, PULL OFF somewhere safe and wait it out
    • ·         Be patient and use caution
    • ·         Keep an emergency kit in your car with a cell phone charger, water, snacks, blanket, and other items. See the NJ Office of Emergency Managements web site for more information: http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/winter.shtml

    To understand the purpose and need for Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions, watch this video.

    NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs throughout the storm to provide winter driving alerts, as well as the NJDOT Facebook page and X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information. 


  • 12 Feb 2024 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention Tandem Operators:

    Due to the impending inclement weather, a ban on all Tandem Combination Vehicles (Long and Short) and empty trucks and trailers will go into effect, on the New York State Thruway, for the following locations:

    • I-87 between exit 24 (Albany - Montreal - I-90 East - I-87 North) and the New York City Line - Major Deegan Expressway (I-87)
    • Berkshire Connector from the Thruway (I-87) mainline to the Massachusetts State Line (I-90)
    • New England Thruway (I-95) from the Bruckner Expressway (I-95) to the Connecticut State Line
    • Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) from the Thruway (I-87) to the New England Thruway (I-95)

    The ban will go into effect at 12:00 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and will continue until further notice.


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