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Route 23 resurfacing project begins this week with temporary daytime closures in Morris County

Closures necessary for prep work

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Route 23 is scheduled to have temporary lane closures in both directions on Thursday, July 6 and Friday, July 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as the Route 23, Alexander Avenue to Maple Lake Road Project begins in Morris County.

From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6, and again on Friday, July 7, at the same times Route 23 is scheduled to have temporary lane closures in both directions between Alexander Avenue in Pequannock through Maple Lake Road in Butler.

The preliminary work needed to set up the project will be done using a moving operation. Over the next few months, electrical work will be done requiring shoulder closures, and on occasion lane closures.

The $13.8 million Route 23, Alexander Road to Maple Lake Road Resurfacing Project will resurface approximately seven miles of Route 23 in both directions from Alexander Avenue in Pequannock through Riverdale, Kinnelon, and Butler to the bridge over the Pequannock River in Kinnelon, Morris County.

In addition to resurfacing the road, traffic signals will be upgraded at 10 intersections, including the installation of new foundations and masts, pedestrian signal heads and bush buttons; ADA-compliant curb ramps will be added, and guiderail will be upgraded to meet current standards.

The project is expected to be completed by fall 2025.

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 realtime 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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