Route 31 and Route 202 lane shift at Flemington Circle
Circle Reconfiguration Project begins new phase
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a temporary traffic shift of Route 31 and Route 202 at the Flemington Circle for the start of a new stage in the Route 31 and Flemington Circle Reconfiguration Project in Hunterdon County.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, NJDOT’s contractor Green Construction, Inc. is scheduled to close a single inner lane on Route 31 and Route 202 in both directions coming into and out of the Flemington Circle. Traffic will be shifted away from the inner circle, to the outer shoulder lanes. One lane of traffic will remain open during the traffic shift.
The new configuration will allow Route 202 northbound traffic in the right lane to continue northbound without entering the circle and establish a center work zone on Route 202.
During the various project stages, motorists will experience lane closures during off-peak hours along each of the following roads: Route 31 northbound and southbound, Route 202 northbound and southbound, and Route 12 eastbound and westbound. Two travel lanes are expected to be maintained during morning and evening rush hours. At least one travel lane in each direction will be maintained during construction operations. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2018.
The $11.1 million federal and state-funded Route 31 and Flemington Circle Reconfiguration Project addresses operational and safety improvements by adding two bypass lanes along Route 202 northbound to separate Route 202 northbound motorists from the circle, and the Route 202 southbound will be a two-lane, free flow condition entering the circle. The Route 31 southbound approach and the Route 12 eastbound approach will be realigned to provide more deflection to reduce travel speeds entering the circle. The project will replace a traffic signal at Route 202 and Reaville Road and make improvements to drainage, signage and curbs.
Variable message signs and lane closure signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the project. NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.
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 Twitter @NJDOT_info.