FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NJDOT) as submitted to Metuchen Matters by Councilman Richard Weber:
Look for lane closures, road closures, and redirected traffic patterns on Route 27 at the bridge between Wakefield Drive and Homestead Road to begin on March 20th at 11 pm.
The railroad bridge re-construction (demolition and construction) start date had been scheduled and postponed twice before as utility company work needed to be completed before bridge work could begin.
Continue on for details on traffic changes:
An alternating traffic pattern will be utilized, shifting vehicles to the west with the work zone behind a concrete construction barrier on the east side of Route 27 maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction without shoulders.
Hours for alternating one way traffic/lane closures:
Monday thru Thursday - 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM (next day)
Friday - 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM (Saturday)
Saturday - 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM (Sunday)
Sunday - 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM (Monday)
This project has four construction stages with completion anticipated in August, 2011.
If you have any questions, please contact Lewis Branin, Regional Manager, NJDOT, Community Relations at (609) 530-4555.