A wave of simultaneous construction work on major highways and roads in Morris County leaves drivers navigating around closures until late afternoon.
Morris County, NJ – As of 9:00 AM today, multiple areas in Morris County are witnessing extensive construction activities causing lane and shoulder closures on key roadways. The ongoing projects are affecting the daily commute and are expected to last until the late afternoon.
- Who: Motorists and residents in Morris County, specifically in areas like Morristown, Mount Olive Township, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Chester Township, Rockaway Township, Pequannock Township, Kinnelon, Livingston Township, and Roxbury Township.
- What: Multiple construction projects have led to the closure of right lanes and shoulders on various highways, including US 206, I-287, NJ 15, NJ 23, and NJ 10, as well as US 46.
- When: Construction work commenced this morning at 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM depending on the location and is expected to continue until 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
- Where: The affected roadways include:
- US 206 southbound, south of CR 613/Drakesdale Rd in Mount Olive Twp
- I-287 in both directions, north of Exit 35 - NJ 124 in Morristown and Exit 40 - CR 511/Parsippany Rd in Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp
- NJ 15 in both directions in the vicinity of CR 699/Berkshire Valley Rd in Rockaway Twp
- NJ 23 in both directions from North of Alexander Av in Pequannock Twp to North of Maple Lake Rd in Kinnelon
- NJ 10 in both directions from the vicinity of Manor Ln in Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp to Harvest Ln in Livingston Twp
- US 46 in both directions from West of CR 642/Kenvil Av in Roxbury Twp to West of CR 669/Canfield Av in Mine Hill Twp
- Why: The construction is part of various maintenance and upgrade projects throughout Morris County.
- How: Various sections of the mentioned roads have their right lanes and shoulders closed, leading to narrowed driving spaces and the potential for delays.
The most immediate concern for daily commuters and local residents is the congestion and delays these construction projects are likely to cause. It is advisable for motorists to either avoid the affected areas or allow for extra time to navigate the road closures.
For those who must travel through these zones, patience and caution are advised. The various closures will remain in effect until late this afternoon, and as always, the safety of both the construction workers and the general public remains a top priority.