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NJDOT officials announce lane closures on the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 tonight, Friday, April 12


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For Immediate Release:                                                                   

April 12, 2024

                                                                                  Contact: Jim Barry or Steve Schapiro

   609-963-1975

 

Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15alternating traffic tonight in Jefferson, Morris County

Traffic to be shifted to build median island


(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 tonight, Friday, April 12 as the bridge replacement project nears completion in Jefferson, Morris County. 

 

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 12, until 6 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, one lane on the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 is scheduled to be closed with alternating traffic. The closure is necessary to shift one lane of traffic onto the newly constructed north side of the bridge and to set up a center work zone to construct a median island and repave the bridge. 

 

By 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13, one lane of traffic in each direction will be restored on either side of the work zone. All ramps are expected to remain open during construction. Traffic on Route 15 will not be affected. This stage of construction is expected to last several weeks. 

 

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 spring 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.


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