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I-80 westbound overnight lane closure tonight as bridge repair project begins in Montville Township

Closures needed to install construction barrier

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Thursday announced overnight lane closures on I-80 westbound as a bridge repair project begins in Montville Township.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight, October 22, NJDOT’s contractor, Mount Construction, is scheduled to close the right lane on I-80 westbound near Mile Post 48.4 before the bridge over the Passaic River in Montville. This closure will allow the contractor to install construction barrier in the right shoulder, creating a work zone to complete steel structural repairs on the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained overnight.

By 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, the right lane will be reopened. The shoulder will remain closed for approximately four months as the contractor works to complete repairs on the bridge.

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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