News DepartmentTraffic/Transit Alerts

Route 15 southbound closed for emergency bridge repairs to Weldon Road overpass in Jefferson Township

Weldon/Espanong Road and ramps closed at Route 15

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County)  – Route 15 southbound has been closed and detoured for emergency bridge repairs to the Weldon Road overpass in Jefferson Township. Weldon Road/Espanong Road is closed at Route 15, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Route 15 southbound was closed and detoured tonight for emergency steel repairs to the Weldon Road Bridge over Route 15 in Jefferson. Route 15 northbound is unaffected at this time. Weldon Road west is closed at Route 15, as well as the ramp to Route 15 south. In addition, Espanong Road east is closed at Route 15. NJDOT’s structural engineers are evaluating the Weldon Road overpass over Route 15 and designing a repair.

The Department’s contractor, Mount Construction, will erect a temporary support structure to make repairs. The following detours will be in place until further notice:

Route 15 southbound detour:

  • Motorists on Route 15 southbound will be directed to take the exit for Route 181
  • At the stop sign, go straight onto Route 181 south/Woodport Road
  • Turn right onto Espanong Road
  • Turn left onto Edison Road/CR615
  • Take the ramp to Route 15 south

Weldon Road West to Route 15 south detour:

  • Motorists on Weldon Road west wishing to take the ramp to Route 15 southbound will be directed
    to take the ramp for Route 15 north, which is before the ramp to Route 15 south
  • Take Route 15 north to the next exit for Route 181/Sparta/Lake Mohawk/Business District
  • Stay right following signs for Sparta/Lake Mohawk/Business District
  • Turn left onto Route 181 south/Woodport Road
  • Turn right onto Espanong Road
  • Turn left onto Edison Road/CR615
  • Take the ramp to Route 15 south

Route 15 southbound to Weldon Road east detour:

  • Motorists on Route 15 southbound wishing to exit at Weldon Road will be directed to take the exit
    for Route 181, which is before Weldon road
  • At the stop sign, go straight onto Route 181 south/Woodport Road
  • Turn right onto Espanong Road
  • Turn left onto Edison Road/CR615
  • Bear left toward Sparta
  • At the traffic signal, cross Route 15
  • At the next traffic signal, turn left onto Route 15 north
  • Take Weldon Road exit

Route 15 northbound to Route 181 north/Espanong Road west detour:

  • Motorists on Route 15 northbound wishing to take the exit for Route 181 north/Espanong Road
    west will be directed to continue on Route 15 north
  • Take the exit for Route 181
  • Stay right following signs for Sparta/Lake Mohawk/Business District
  • Turn left onto Route 181 south/Woodport Road
  • Turn right onto Espanong Road

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.

Related Articles

Back to top button