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Virtual public information center for the Route 80, Route 15 interchange project

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The State Department of Transportation is planning a major overhaul of the extremely busy Route 80 and Route 15 interchange in Rockaway Township.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and health emergency, the state DOT’s Public Information Center is being conducted virtually. An audio/video presentation of the proposed project is available online through July 28 for all interested residents and motorists, who are asked to provide feedback to the state on the proposal.

The project would add two new ramps, replace four bridges, widen two bridges, add new sidewalks, and expand acceleration and deceleration ramps at the interchange:

  • Construct new ramps to connect Route 15 Northbound to I-80 Westbound and I-80 Eastbound to Route 15 Southbound;
  • Replace the I-80 Eastbound bridge over the former Mt. Hope Mineral Railroad;
  • Replace the Route 15 Northbound bridge over the former Mt. Hope Mineral Railroad;
  • Replace the Route 15 Northbound bridge over the Green Pond Brook;
  • Replace the Route 15 Southbound bridge over North Main Street Extension;
  • Widen the I-80 Eastbound and I-80 Westbound bridges over North Main Street (CR 634);
  • Replace the traffic signal at the Route 15 and East Dewey Avenue (CR 642) intersection;
  • Install American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps and install new sidewalk along Route 15;

Work is anticipated to be performed during off peak daytime hours and nighttime hours.

To view the presentation, click here.

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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