NJDOT announces I-80 traffic shifts
in Parsippany-Troy Hills
Reconstruction of I-80 bridge decks over I-287 northbound
and Smith Road continues
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced upcoming traffic pattern shifts on the Interstate 80 bridges over I-287 northbound and Smith Road in both directions in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County.
NJDOT’s contractor, Sparwick Contracting, is scheduled to set up the new construction zones on I-80 in both directions this weekend. Overnight lane closures will be necessary in each direction of the highway Friday night, January 6 and Saturday night, January 7, to implement the new traffic patterns, which will be in place by noon on Sunday, January 8.
Once the new construction zones are in place, three travel lanes will be maintained on I-80 eastbound during daytime and peak period hours, split around either side of the work zone. Two travel lanes will be maintained to the left of the work zone and one lane maintained to the right. Access to the Exit 45 (Lake Hiawatha/Whippany) ramp/auxiliary lane from I-80 eastbound will also be maintained.
On I-80 westbound, three travel lanes will be maintained during daytime and peak period hours, shifted to the left utilizing the inside median shoulder. The on-ramp/auxiliary lane from I-287 northbound to I-80 westbound will also remain open.
NJDOT is replacing the four existing, structurally deficient I-80 bridge decks over I-287 northbound and Smith Road. The project was scheduled in stages to ensure I-80 remains open to traffic in both directions at all times. Construction began on the $6.4 million project in January 2011 and is expected to be completed in summer 2012.
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 for construction updates and real-time travel information.