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Route 206 lane and shoulder closures required as pavement improvements project begins in Morris County

Alternating traffic pattern required for paving

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Tuesday announced the
start of a pavement rehabilitation project on Route 206 in Chester, Mount Olive Township, and Roxbury Township in Morris County.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 24 until 6:00 a.m. the next day, and continuing Monday through Friday for the next few weeks, NJDOT’s Contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems is scheduled to close one lane of traffic on Route 206 northbound between Furnace Road in Chester and I-80 in Roxbury for reflector removal as part of a moving operation.

The work is in preparation for milling and paving of the roadway. Upon completion of work in the northbound lanes, work will continue on Route 206 southbound.

When paving begins in a few weeks, alternating traffic will be required overnight on single-lane portions of the roadway. In addition, overnight ramp closures will be required for paving as the project progresses.

The $2.8 million federally-funded project is designed to extend the pavement life, improve safety, and enhance ride quality for motorists on approximately 14 miles of Route 206 in both directions between Furnace Road in Chester and I-80 in Roxbury. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021.

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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