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I-80 eastbound lane and shoulder closed Tuesday as inlet repair project begins in Morris County

At least two lanes will be maintained

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The I-80 eastbound right lane and shoulder are scheduled to be closed Tuesday just past the I-80 eastbound Bridge over Route 46 eastbound as an inlet rehabilitation project begins in Mount Olive Township.

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, the right lane and shoulder on I-80 eastbound are scheduled to be closed east of the I-80 eastbound Bridge over Route 46 eastbound. At least two lanes will be maintained on I-80 eastbound.

The closures are necessary to place construction barrier and create a work zone in the right shoulder.

By 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, the right lane will be reopened, and the right shoulder will remain closed on I-80 eastbound. The shoulder closure is necessary to repair the drainage inlet and is expected to remain for several weeks.

Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays or plan an alternate route.

The $13.1 million state-funded project will clean and rehabilitate stormwater facilities in various locations across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.

Variable Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 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 real-time travel information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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