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Route 15 Lane Closures Tonight

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For Immediate Release:

May 16, 2024


Contact: Jim Barry/ Steve Schapiro (609) 963-1975


Route 15 lane closures tonight near Berkshire Valley Road as project nears completion in Jefferson, Morris County. Berkshire Valley Road closed Friday night for traffic shift.


(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced

Route 15 will have lane closures tonight in both directions as the Berkshire Valley Road

Intersection Improvement project nears completion in Jefferson, Morris County. In addition,

Berkshire Valley Road between Route 15 northbound and southbound will be closed and

detoured Friday night in both directions.


Route 15 Lane Closures Tonight

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 16 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 17,

Route 15 northbound and southbound are scheduled to have two lanes closed between

Phipps Road and the Bridge over the Rockaway River for restriping. At least one lane will be

maintained during construction. After Memorial Day, there will be several nights of lane

closures for final paving.


Berkshire Valley Road Detour Friday, May 17

Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 17 until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Berkshire

Valley Road will be closed and detoured in both directions between Route 15 northbound

and southbound. The Route 15 ramps to and from Berkshire Valley Road will remain open.

The closure is necessary to shift traffic into the final configuration following the completion

of work on the eastbound side of Berkshire Valley Road. The following detours will be in

place tonight:

Berkshire Valley Road westbound detour:

• Traffic on Berkshire Valley Road westbound wishing to cross Route 15 or take Route

15 southbound will be directed to turn right onto Route 15 northbound

• Turn left onto Taylor Road

• Turn left onto Route 15 southbound

• Take the ramp onto Berkshire Valley Road westbound


Berkshire Valley Road eastbound detour:

• Traffic on Berkshire Valley Road eastbound wishing to cross Route 15 or take Route

15 northbound will be directed to turn right onto Route 15 southbound

• Stay right to take the Hawk Drive exit

• Stay left to take Hawk Drive southbound

• Turn left onto Route 15 northbound

• Take the ramp onto Berkshire Valley Road eastboundBy 5 a.m. Saturday morning,


Berkshire Valley Road will reopen with three lanes in the westbound direction and two lanes in the eastbound direction. There will be two dedicated left turns lanes and a through lane in the westbound direction and a single left turn lane and a single through lane in the eastbound direction.


The work is part of an $8 million federally funded project to enhance safety and improve the

operation of the signalized intersection of Route 15 and Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson

Township. Improvements include adding a second left turn lane from Berkshire Valley Road

southbound to Route 15 southbound, as well as widening and extending the Route 15

northbound through lane. The traffic signals will be replaced, ADA-compliant sidewalks will

be constructed, and upgrades will be made to drainage and guiderail. The project is

expected to be completed 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. For NJDOT news follow us on X

(Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.

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