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Route 57 lane closure with alternating traffic begins Friday as bridge project advances in Mansfield Twp

Project will rehabilitate Bridge over Hances Brook

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Thursday announced one lane on the Route 57 Bridge over Hances Brook will be closed with alternating traffic
beginning tomorrow night as the bridge deck project advances in Mansfield Township.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, NJDOT’s contractor, Joseph M. Sanzari, is scheduled to close one lane of traffic with alternating traffic to create a work zone on Route 57 between Old Turnpike Road and Hazen Road. Flaggers will be on-site to begin the alternating traffic pattern. After the pattern is established, temporary traffic signals, which were installed last week, will remain in place for approximately two months until project

The $2.7 million state-funded project is part of a pilot program that is testing the effectiveness 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 three bridge decks in North Jersey. A second contract is testing UHPC on a bridge deck in South Jersey.

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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