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Route 46 westbound access to Drakestown Road closed Wednesday and Thursday in Washington Twp, Morris County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Tuesday announced that access to Drakestown Road from Route 46 westbound will be closed and detoured for two days in Washington Township as the pavement preservation project advances.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, until 3:00 p.m., and again from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, NJDOT’s contractor Crisdel, will close and detour Drakestown Road from Route 46 westbound to perform conduit repairs. Drakestown Road will be reopened to traffic each afternoon and the following detour will be in place:

Route 46 westbound to Drakestown Road detour
• Motorists on Route 46 westbound wanting to turn right onto Drakestown Road will be
directed to continue on Route 46 westbound
• Turn right onto East Avenue
• Continue on East Avenue/Mine Hill Road back to Drakestown Road

The $8 million state-funded project will extend the pavement life, improve safety and enhance ride quality for motorists. In addition to milling and paving, the project will make drainage improvements and ADA-upgrades to sidewalks and intersections. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

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

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