NJDOT to replace I-78 overpass bridge deck
in Clinton Township
(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced a project to replace the bridge deck on the Interstate 78 overpass that connects Route 22 westbound and Beaver Avenue (CR 626) to I-78 eastbound and Route 22 in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County.
The $1 million project will replace the existing, structurally deficient bridge deck and will also resurface the roadway approaches on either end of the ramp and upgrade the existing guide rail.
On Wednesday morning, March 16, NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corporation, is scheduled to close and detour the ramp for approximately four months to perform the necessary deck demolition and reconstruction work. The reconstructed ramp is expected to be reopened to traffic by the end of July 2011.
During the closure, I-78 westbound motorists destined for I-78/Route 22 eastbound will use Beaver Avenue to Allertown Road to Route 31 northbound to return to I-78/Route 22 eastbound.
Temporary overnight lane closures will be required on I-78 in both directions for the installation of safety shielding underneath the overpass. NJDOT will maintain all available travel lanes on I-78 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
NJDOT worked with Clinton Township officials on the detour route.
Variable message signs will notify motorists of the upcoming traffic pattern changes. NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.511nj.org