Route 15 overnight lane and ramp closures on Friday in Jefferson, Morris County
Closures necessary for bridge girder removal
(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 15 northbound and southbound as the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 project advances in Jefferson, Morris County.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 9, until 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, September 10, NJDOT’s contractor, Berto Construction, is scheduled to close the right lane on Route 15 northbound, as well as the left lane on Route 15 southbound underneath the Weldon Road Bridge. In addition, the ramp from Weldon Road eastbound to Route 15 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured at the same time. The lane and ramp closures are necessary to remove bridge girder. One lane of traffic will be maintained on Route 15 in each direction overnight. The following detour will be in place:
Weldon Road eastbound to Route 15 northbound detour:
Motorists on Weldon Road eastbound wishing to take the ramp to Route 15 northbound will be directed to turn left on Route 181 before the bridge
Follow Route 181 to Blue Heron Road
Turn right on Blue Heron Road and take the ramp to Route 15 northbound
The $7.6 million project will replace the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15. The new bridge will restore two lanes of traffic in each direction and improve the vertical clearance under the bridge. The project will advance in stages with the south side of the bridge being demolished and reconstructed first. Once that stage is completed, traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed south side of the bridge to allow the north side of the bridge to be reconstructed. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the bridge. NJDOT will provide advance notice of any lane or ramp closures. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2024.
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 construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.