Widespread Road Construction Projects Impact Morris County Commuters Into Night

Morristown Minute
Multiple key routes including NJ 23, US 46, and I-80 face lane and shoulder closures, causing potential delays for local residents.Photo byMorristown Minute

Morris County commuters are urged to plan ahead as a plethora of road construction projects are underway across key travel routes, including NJ 23, US 46, and I-80. The projects are expected to last throughout the day, with closures affecting both morning and evening commutes.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is overseeing multiple construction projects that are expected to affect Morris County residents.

The construction involves various activities, including lane and shoulder closures on several key highways and roads in Morris County.

The projects kicked off this morning at 7:00am and are expected to continue into the early hours of the next day for some routes.

Significant areas impacted include:

  • NJ 23 in both directions from North of Alexander Av in Pequannock Twp to North of Maple Lake Rd in Kinnelon
  • US 46 eastbound East of NJ 159/Bloomfield Av in Montville Twp
  • US 206 in both directions South of NJ 24/CR 513/West Main St in Chester Twp
  • NJ 15 in both directions from CR 699/Berkshire Valley Rd to Taylor Rd in Jefferson Twp
  • I-80 westbound in the vicinity of Exit 47A - I-280 in Montville Twp
  • And others

The construction activities are part of regular maintenance and upgrades but are expected to cause significant delays for local commuters.

Affected roads will see various types of closures:

  • Right shoulder closures: NJ 23, US 46, I-80, among others
  • Right lane closures: US 206, NJ 15, NJ 53
  • Left lane closures: NJ 10

Most of these closures are scheduled to end by 3:00 PM today, but some will extend until 5:00 AM tomorrow, specifically on I-80 local lanes westbound and NJ 15.

With an array of construction projects unfolding across Morris County, commuters are advised to plan their routes carefully and expect delays. As the work is crucial for long-term road maintenance and upgrades, residents are encouraged to exercise patience and follow traffic updates.

For real-time updates on these and other construction activities affecting Morris County, follow the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s official website or social media channels.

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