Hackettstown, NJ (Warren County)– The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday their plans to improve traffic signals this week and resurface Route 57 between Route 22 in Lopatcong and Route 31 in Washington Township.
According to a press release, new inlet curb installation and underground conduit projects were scheduled to begin at 6 am and end at 4 pm on Wednesday, a schedule which will continue Monday through Friday for the next two weeks. The department said that their contractor, Top Line Construction Corp., is scheduled to temporarily close the shoulder along route 57 during that time.
Curb installation and underground conduit work will begin from Route 22 in Lopatcong and proceed on the eastbound side. Upon completion of the eastbound side, work will shift to the westbound side and proceed from Route 31 in Washington Township toward Lopatcong.
As work is under way, eastbound and westbound daytime traffic will intermittently alternate through a single lane. Upgrades to traffic signals and concrete work to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards will require additional daytime and evening lane closures. Overnight milling and paving work will commence when work to the shoulder is completed.
Improvements will be made at the following intersections:
- Strykers Road
- Liberty Road/N. Main Street
- Millbrook Road/Asbury Broadway Road
- Brass Castle Road
- Prospect Street
- Lincoln Avenue
- Belvidere Avenue/Broad street
Meanwhile, the Department of Environmental Protection will also be using an alternating traffic pattern while conducting unrelated work to replace water mains along the 10 mile stretch of Route 57. The work of the DEP is expected to complete by mid-June.
Completion of the entire DoT project, including ADA ramps and signal upgrades, is estimated for late 2019.