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Route 22 westbound shoulder closures next week as roadway improvement project begins in Hunterdon County

Closures necessary for curb and concrete work

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Friday announced daytime shoulder closures on Route 22 westbound next week as a roadway improvement project begins in
Hunterdon County.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 26 until 3:00 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday for approximately one week, NJDOT’s contractor, Schifano Construction Corp., is scheduled to close the shoulder on Route 22 westbound between Route 28 in Bridgewater, Somerset County and Oldwick Road/CR 523 in Readington, Hunterdon County. The closure will be in segments as part of a moving operation. This will allow the contractor to complete curb and concrete repair work.

Following completion of curb work, additional overnight lane closures will be required to complete milling and paving. NJDOT will provide advance notice before any lane additional lane closures occur.

The $11.4 million state-funded project will rehabilitate approximately six miles of Route 22 and three miles of Route 28, and will make additional improvements at various locations throughout Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties. It also includes the installation of weigh-in-motion equipment. The project is anticipated to be complete by winter 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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