NJDOT officials announced that Homestead Road is scheduled to be reopened to traffic between Route 206 and Willow Road Friday afternoon.
Homestead Road Road had been closed at this location since April 2012 for local roadway work associated with the construction of the new Route 206 Bypass.
NJDOT’s contractor, Carbro Inc., has replaced the Homestead Road bridge superstructure over the CSX railroad tracks and reconstructed portions of Hillsborough Road to accommodate the new bypass that is being built.
Construction began in August 2010 on the $43 million first contract to build a portion of the bypass between Hillsborough Road and Amwell Road. Work on this section of the bypass is expected to be completed in spring 2013.
Work will then shift to relocating utilities. The relocation of utilities will start in the summer of 2013 and will take approximately 18 months. Once utilities are relocated, the sites for the two end pieces of the bypass will be ready for construction.
When completed, the Route 206 bypass will shift through traffic onto a new 3.6-mile section of Route 206 to the east of the existing highway between Mountain View Road and Old Somerville Road, creating opportunities for the development of a town center along the current Route 206 in Hillsborough Township, Somerset County.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org