New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 1 southbound in Lawrence and West Windsor, as the Route 1 widening project advances.
On Monday, April 23, through Thursday, April 26, between 9pm and 6am the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close the two express lanes and one auxiliary lane on Route 1 southbound to create a center work zone between the express and auxiliary lanes from Nassau Park Boulevard to Quaker Bridge Road. One lane will remain open on the auxiliary side. Beginning at 7am, Monday, April 23, until 5:30pm, the contractor is also scheduled to close the right shoulder of the express lanes.
The contractor is scheduled to restripe the road and install temporary construction barriers on the right shoulder of the express roadway and the left shoulder of the auxiliary lanes, narrowing both the express and auxiliary lanes to 11 feet wide. Motorists should slow down and use caution while driving through the work zone.
The $14 million project will widen Route 1 southbound between Nassau Park Boulevard in West Windsor (milepost 8.69), and Quaker Bridge Overpass in Lawrence (milepost 7.54) in order to improve capacity and safety on the roadway and to 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 project is expected to be completed in summer 2020.
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 Quaker Bridge 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.