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I-80 eastbound lane closures Saturday at Howard Blvd


I-80 eastbound lane closures Saturday as Bridge over Howard Boulevard project advances in Mount Arlington

At least one lane will be maintained overnight

(Trenton) – I-80 eastbound is scheduled to have lane closures tomorrow night to shift traffic as the Bridges over Howard Boulevard replacement project advances in Mount Arlington, Morris County. 


I-80 eastbound Lane Closures

Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 15, until 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, the center and right lanes on I-80 eastbound are scheduled to be closed beginning just before the Bridge over Howard Boulevard until near mile post 32. At least one lane will be maintained overnight. The closure is necessary to install construction barrier and restripe the roadway to implement a traffic shift. If work is completed sooner, the lanes will reopen sooner.


By 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, three lanes on I-80 eastbound will be restored and shifted to the left using the temporary roadway in the median. The right and center lanes on I-80 eastbound will be maintained on the temporary median roadway, and the left lane on I-80 eastbound will maintained in what was previously the left lane on I-80 westbound. All three lanes on I-80 westbound will continue to be maintained using the right shoulder as a travel lane. The traffic shift is necessary for the demolition and reconstruction of the I-80 eastbound Bridge over Howard Boulevard. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place until fall 2025.


The $65.4 million federally funded project will replace the existing bridges carrying I-80 eastbound and I-80 westbound over Howard Boulevard/CR 516, which are in poor condition. Improvements will include raising the vertical clearance of each bridge, widening the shoulders, lengthening acceleration and deceleration lanes on I-80, and widening the ramps to and from Howard Boulevard. The Howard Boulevard intersection will be reconfigured to improve operational performance.


The project will also include upgraded traffic signals and lighting, and ADA-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks. Sidewalks will be extended to the Mount Arlington Train Station for improved pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility. The project is expected to be complete in summer 2027.

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. For NJDOT news follow us on X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.


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