NJDOT shifts Route 46 traffic over Beaver Brook in White Township
(Trenton) - Route 46 westbound traffic was returned to the westbound side of the highway over the Beaver Brook this weekend in White Township, NJDOT today announced.
All traffic had been shifted onto the Route 46 eastbound side of the bridge, maintaining one travel lane in each direction, since December 2010 for demolition and reconstruction work on the westbound bridge deck. Route 46 normally carries two travel lanes in each direction over the Beaver Brook.
On Saturday morning, June 18, NJDOT’s contractor, H&G Contractors Inc., returned one lane of Route 46 westbound back onto the reconstructed westbound side of the bridge. One travel lane on Route 46 will be maintained in each direction at all times. With the new traffic pattern established, median curb and island reconstruction work has commenced, with the left-lane remaining closed to traffic in each direction. Sarepta Road (CR 618) also remains closed at the intersection with Route 46 westbound.
Construction dates are subject to change, weather-depending.
The $1.9 million project is replacing the existing, structurally deficient bridge deck over Beaver Brook, as well as the bridge abutments and approach slabs. New curbing and guide rails will also be installed. NJDOT will then resurface Route 46 westbound on either side of the bridge.
Construction is anticipated to be complete later this summer.
Variable message signs have been installed to inform motorists regarding any changes in traffic patterns. Motorists are also encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.