New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of two separate projects on Route 1 in Mercer and Middlesex Counties. The first will resurface Route 1 in Lawrence, West Windsor, Plainsboro, and South Brunswick and the second will widen Route 1 southbound in West Windsor and Lawrence.
Route 1 Resurfacing
This week, NJDOT’s contractor, Della Pello Paving, Inc., began to install signage and implement temporary shoulder closures to accommodate electrical and concrete work in advance of milling and paving Route 1, in both the northbound and southbound directions.
Resurfacing work between CR 533/Quakerbridge Road in Lawrence (milepost 7.9) and Ridge Road in South Brunswick (milepost 14.5) will begin this summer.
The $9.7 million project will resurface approximately seven miles of Route 1 in both directions and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019. Project improvements include pavement repair, signal work, and curb and concrete work along Route 1.
Throughout the duration of the project, shoulder closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with temporary overnight single and double lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly. Motorists should expect temporary ramp and shoulder closures, allow for additional travel time, and exercise caution while driving through the work zone. NJDOT will provide more information before any lane closures are scheduled.
Route 1 Widening
This week, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., began lane shifts and tree clearing in preparation for widening Route 1 southbound between Nassau Park Boulevard in West Windsor (milepost 8.69), and Quakerbridge Overpass in Lawrence (milepost 7.54). The project is expected to be completed in summer 2020.
The $14 million project will improve capacity and safety on Route 1 southbound, and will improve access to and from the Mercer Mall and other adjacent businesses in the area. Access to all locations will be maintained throughout the project.
The southbound roadway includes two express lanes and one local lane providing access to businesses along Route 1. The project calls for widening Route 1 to include a third express lane and will add an auxiliary lane from Nassau Park Boulevard to the Quakerbridge Mall loop ramp in the local lanes providing motorists with improved traffic flow and more effective access for residents and travelers. NJDOT will provide more information before any lane closures are scheduled.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.