BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – The right shoulder on I-78 eastbound before the Somerville Road overpass will be closed next week during the day as the Somerville Road Bridges Over I-78 project begins in Bernards Township.
The right shoulder is scheduled to be closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day Monday, October 3 through Wednesday, October 5.
On Thursday, October 6 during the same time, the right lane and shoulder are scheduled to be closed for the installation of construction barrier to create a work zone in the right shoulder for rockfall mitigation work in advance of the bridge deck replacement. If necessary, the right lane will be closed on Friday, October 7 as well.
The $6.2 million federally-funded Somerville Road Bridges over I-78 project will replace the decks of the Somerville Road Bridges over the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-78. Initial work will include rockfall mitigation on I-78 and utility relocation on Somerville Road.
The project is anticipated to be complete in the summer 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 for construction updates and real-time travel information.