I-80 faces even more closures as a project in Parsippany, New Jersey begins it’s new phase. There are plans to rebuild a four-mile stretch of I-80 between mile marker 45.7 to mile marker 43.5, according to the DOT.
Traffic will be re-routed to the express portion of the highway by a temporary crossover ramp.
The contractor involved will reconfigure the express way utilizing the space on the shoulders, which will add a 5th lane.
Starting tonight (Friday night), the single-lane closure will take effect for local and express portions of the highway – which is expected to last for two months. – Drivers will still be able to access the interstage from Rout3 287 and Beverwyck Road.
The Westbound express lanes will be reconstructed, as will all of the Eastbound lanes.
This stretch of road sees an average of 150,000 vehicles each day – and according to the DOT, it has deteriorated to the point of needing construction. The project is estimated at $73 million.
Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) are being used to warn drivers – construction completion times are subject to change based on fluctuations in the weather.
Check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.