New stage in bridge deck project removes temporary work zone
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic shift to the right-side of the bridge for the removal of a construction work zone on the Route 22 westbound over Burke Parkway bridge replacement project in Union County.
Starting at 10 p.m. tonight Friday, April 1 until 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2 and from 10 p.m. Saturday, April 2, until 8 a.m. Sunday, April 3, NJDOT’s contractor Power Concrete, Co. Inc., is scheduled to temporarily close travel lanes on Route 22 westbound to remove concrete barriers and signage. The overnight operations will shift motorists onto the right-side of the bridge, removing the temporary single-lane 11-foot cattle chute currently on either side of a center work zone on the bridge. Route 22 eastbound will not be affected.
The $2 million bridge deck replacement project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016. The project is being constructed in stages, which began with the new deck and parapets. Each stage is re-constructing approximately one third of the bridge deck at a time. The bridge deck replacement project includes milling and paving the bridge approaches, and reconstructing the guide rail, sidewalk, and curb. As the project progresses, NJDOT will provide information before any closures or detours are implemented.
NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work.
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.