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Route 15 overnight lane and ramp closures tonight in Jefferson Township

Closures necessary for bridge girder removal

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County)  – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Friday announced lane closures on Route 15 northbound and southbound as the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 project advances in Jefferson Township.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, until 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, NJDOT’s contractor, Berto Construction, is scheduled to close the right lane on Route 15 northbound, as well as the left lane on Route 15 southbound underneath the Weldon Road Bridge.

In addition, the ramp from Weldon Road eastbound to Route 15 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured at the same time. The lane and ramp closures are necessary to remove bridge girder. One lane of traffic will be maintained on Route 15 in each direction overnight. The following detour will be in place:

Weldon Road eastbound to Route 15 northbound detour:

  • Motorists on Weldon Road eastbound wishing to take the ramp to Route 15 northbound will be directed to turn left on Route 181 before the bridge
  • Follow Route 181 to Blue Heron Road
  • Turn right on Blue Heron Road and take the ramp to Route 15 northbound

The $7.6 million project will replace the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15. The new bridge will restore two lanes of traffic in each direction and improve the vertical clearance under the bridge. The project will advance in stages with the south side of the bridge being demolished and reconstructed first. Once that stage is completed, traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed south side of the bridge to allow the north side of the bridge to be reconstructed. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the bridge.

The project is expected to be complete in the spring 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.

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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