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Route 57 daytime lane closures Thursday as bridge deck repair project begins in Mansfield Twp

Project will rehabilitate Bridge over Hances Brook

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Wednesday announced daytime lane closures with an alternating traffic pattern on the Route 57 Bridge over Hances Brook as a bridge deck repair project begins in Mansfield Township.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, September 3 until 2:00 p.m., the same day, NJDOT’s contractor, Joseph M. Sanzari, is scheduled to close one lane on Route 57 between Old Turnpike Road and Hazen Road.

The lane closure will allow the installation of four temporary traffic signals. The signals will remain in a “flashing” mode until the start of the project, which is scheduled to begin on September 11. The alternating traffic pattern created by the temporary traffic signals will remain in place for approximately two months at the Route 57 Hances Brook Bridge.

The $2.7 million state-funded project is part of a pilot program that is testing the efficacy of using Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as a bridge deck overlay to increase deck service life, enhance structural capacity, and reduce future maintenance. While UHPC is currently being used for joint repairs and other maintenance, this is the first time UHPC is being used as a bridge deck overlay in New Jersey. This contract will perform deck and joint repairs, in addition to the application and performance evaluation of the UHPC as a
thin-bonded overlay on existing bridge decks.

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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