The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the start of a project to resurface 2 mi. (3.2 km) of Route 1 and 9 in both directions from North Avenue in Elizabeth City to Haynes Avenue in Newark City.
“Resurfacing projects are a priority for the department because they improve public safety and help maintain our roadways in a state of good repair,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said.
NJDOT’s contractor, Della Pello Paving, is scheduled to begin mainline resurfacing operations soon. Work requiring lane closures will be performed at night in order to minimize traffic impacts on Route 1 and 9. All travel lanes will be maintained during daytime hours, though traffic shifts may be necessary.
The $6.3 million project will provide full-depth concrete repairs and mill and resurface Route 1 and 9 in both directions with a new surface course of asphalt pavement between mileposts 45.5 and 47.6. This stretch of highway carries more than 100,000 vehicles on a daily basis. These pavement repairs are necessary to restore the highways operating condition and provide optimal safety for motorists.
NJDOT also will make surface repairs to the on/off ramps along the highway. Upgraded curbing, drainage, and roadway striping will be provided throughout the project limits, along with new rumble strips and pavement markers. The project is scheduled for completion this winter.