NJDOT to begin bridge maintenance project along
two Interstate highways in Mercer County
Twenty-five individual bridge structures spanning I-95 and I-295
to receive preventive repairs
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced the start of a bridge maintenance project that will address twenty-five individual bridge and ramp structures along stretches of Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 running through Mercer County.
To help extend the service life of these bridges, NJDOT will be performing different levels of bridge maintenance work at each location including deck patching, joint repairs, header reconstruction, crack repairs and the application of a corrosion inhibitor. Work will be performed on abutment walls and piers at certain locations as well. Performing these types of proactive, preventive repairs helps prolong the lifespan of these bridges and delays the need for more extensive and more expensive projects.
NJDOT’s maintenance contractor, Nagi Construction Co., is scheduled to begin repair work at the Independence Avenue bridge over I-295 in Hamilton this week, with operations progressing eastward. Temporary single lane closures will be allowed during overnight and off-peak hours at each location and shoulder closures will be allowed at any time. All lanes will be maintained on the interstates during peak period commuting hours. Work will not take place on more than two bridges concurrently. The more than $1.8 million project is scheduled to be completed next fall 2014.
The Department recently completed similar bridge preventive maintenance projects to address bridges along Route 18 in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, along Interstate 195 in Mercer and Monmouth counties and is finishing work on a contract repairing bridges all over Monmouth County.
All work is weather dependent. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.