Traffic/Transit Alerts

Route 206 to close for 10 days in Mount Olive Twp. due to bridge replacement project

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation officials today announced Wednesday that Route 206 is scheduled to be closed and detoured for 10 days to replace the Bridge over Drakes Brook in Mount Olive Township

Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, NJDOT’s contractor, Konkus Corp., is scheduled to close Route 206 in both directions between Four Bridges Road/Hillside Road and Bartley-Chester Road/Hillery Drive to replace the Bridge over Drakes Brook. The closure will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 10 days until the bridge is completed.

Temporary traffic signals were installed at the Bartley Chester Road (CR 625), Bartley Road and Bartley Flanders Road (CR 612) and Bartley Chester Road (CR 625) and South Four Bridges Road  intersections.

Car and truck detours will be in place.

Car Detour southbound: 
• Cars traveling on Route 206 southbound will be directed to turn right onto Bartley Chester Road/CR 625
• Left onto Bartley Road at the temporary traffic signal
• Left onto South Four Bridges Road at the temporary traffic signal to Route 206

Car Detour northbound:
• Cars traveling on Route 206 northbound will be directed to turn left onto Four Bridges Road
• Right onto Bartley Road/CR 625 at the temporary traffic signal
• Right onto Bartley Chester Road/CR 625 to Route 206 at the temporary traffic signal

Truck Detour southbound:
• Trucks traveling on Route 206 southbound will be directed to turn right onto Bartley Flanders Road/CR 612
• Right onto Bartley Road/CR 625 at temporary traffic signal
• Left onto South Four Bridges Road at temporary traffic signal to Route 206

Truck Detour northbound:
• Trucks traveling on Route 206 northbound will be directed to turn left onto Four Bridges Road
• Right onto Bartley Road/CR 625 at the temporary traffic signal
• Left onto Bartley Flanders Road/CR 612 at temporary traffic signal
• Right onto 613 to Route 206

The $2.8 million dollar federally-funded project will replace the deck and approaches to the bridge, as well as make substantial repairs to the superstructure. State inspection determined that the bridge deck was in poor condition and required replacement. NJDOT is using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques to reduce the time it will take to replace the bridge. The project was designed in three stages to minimize effects to traffic. The project is in its final stage and the only one that required a full road closure.

The road closures and detours were planned to coincide with the end of the West Morris Central High School semester and the beginning of the high school summer sports program. The closure also will not interfere with the July 4th holiday. The project is expected to be completed in early August.