NJDOT to Resurface Route 80 in Essex, Morris, Passaic Counties

Fri July 31, 2009 - Northeast Edition

Commissioner Stephen Dilts announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will resurface approximately 8 mi. (12.9 km) of Route 80 westbound from east of South Beverwyck Road to west of Route 23 in Essex, Morris and Passaic counties.

“This $9.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project is providing essential infrastructure improvements to Route 80 while supporting and creating approximately 90 jobs,” said Gov. Jon S. Corzine.

“Resurfacing this critical segment of Route 80 westbound will provide a steadier and safer drive for motorists and commercial traffic and preserve the roadway,” Dilts added.

On June 24, NJDOT began the project to resurface I-80 westbound from milepost 45.6 to milepost 53.3 in Parsippany-Troy Hills and Montville in Morris County, Fairfield in Essex County, and Wayne in Passaic County. NJDOT also will repair 10 bridge decks along this segment of I-80. The project was designed in-house by NJDOT staff and is scheduled for completion in December 2009.

Initial construction work will take place off of the roadway, and traffic impacts are anticipated to be minimal. Starting in July, NJDOT will implement overnight single and double lane closures on I-80 in order to resurface the roadway.