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Route 46 daytime lane closures begin today as roadway improvement project starts in Roxbury Township

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the beginning of daytime lane closures on Route 46 as a roadway maintenance and repair project begins in Morris, Essex and Passaic counties.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 21, until 3:00 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday for several months, NJDOT’s Contractor, Schifano Construction Corp., is scheduled to close one lane on Route 46 beginning near the Route 10 interchange in Roxbury Township.

This closure will allow the contractor to complete curb and inlet work in the shoulder as part of a moving operation. Work will begin near Route 10 and shift eastward as the project progresses. Following the completion of curb and inlet work, overnight lane closures will be required for milling and paving.

The $17.7 million state-funded project will mill and pave approximately 16 miles of Route 46 between the Route 10 interchange in Roxbury, Morris County and the Route 3 interchange in Clifton, Passaic County. The project also will repave ramps and make other roadway repairs. The entire project is expected to be complete in 2022.

Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information on upcoming road or ramp closures.

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 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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