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Route 46 overnight lane and shoulder closures in both directions this week in Morris, Essex, and Passaic counties

Closures necessary to install electrical conduit

NEW JERSEY – Route 46 is scheduled to have lane and shoulder closures in both directions overnight this week between I-287 in Parsippany-Troy Hills in Morris County and Route 23/Pompton Avenue in Wayne, Passaic County for the start of an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project.

The work will be nightly from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. through Friday, July 28. A single lane and shoulder will be closed on Route 46 in both directions between I-287 in Parsippany-Troy Hills through Montville in Morris County, Fairfield, Essex County to Route 23/Pompton Avenue in Wayne, Passaic County.

The closure is necessary to install electrical conduit. Construction is expected to begin in the left lane and shoulder and will move to the right as work progresses. At least one lane will be maintained in each direction overnight. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays or plan an alternate route.

The $21.5 million federally funded Route 46, I-287 to Route 23/Pompton Avenue project will improve safety and traffic flow by installing ITS devices along an approximately 10-mile stretch of Route 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills and Montville, Morris County; Fairfield, Essex County; and Wayne, Passaic County.

In addition, the project aims to enhance the safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users by upgrading sidewalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, lighting, and guiderail. There are nine interchanges and eight signalized intersections within the project limits.

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.

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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