NJDOT officials announced July 28 the start of a bridge maintenance project that will make repairs to 27 bridges along stretches of I-295 in Camden and Burlington counties.
“The Department is committed to keeping New Jersey’s bridges in a state of good repair,” said Acting Commissioner Joseph Bertoni. “Investing in existing assets by doing preventive maintenance promotes safety and extends the useful life of infrastructure before more costly repair or replacement projects are needed.”
To help extend the service life of these bridges, NJDOT will be performing different levels of bridge maintenance work at each location including deck patching, curb repair, expansion joint reconstruction, header reconstruction, sidewalk repair, deck crack repairs, cleaning of drainage systems, power washing, and application of a corrosion inhibitor.
Work also will be performed below each structure, including repairs to abutment walls and piers, epoxy waterproofing, and lubrication of bearings.
NJDOT’s contractor, Nagi Construction began work July 28, starting on structures in Bordentown, with operations progressing southward. Some of the structures carry I-295 over local roads, while some carry local roads over I-295.
The $2.5 million federally funded project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2015.
The department recently started a similar bridge preventive maintenance project on Route 55, and completed projects along Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 in Mercer County, Route 18 in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, Interstate 195 in Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties, and Routes 33, 35, and 71 in Monmouth County.