A $3.7 million project to repave Route 206 from Montgomery to Doctor's Way is ready to begin next week, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
The project includes almost six miles between milepost 60.46 and 66.42 of resurfacing from just south of Bridgepoint Road in Montgomery to Doctors Way, and includes such other improvements, including curbing, ADA-compliant curb cuts at intersections, guard rails, and traffic-control cameras at some intersections.
NJDOT’s contractor, Schifano Constriction Corp., will focus on curb repairs next week.
NJDOT says the project will improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan.
The new image detection cameras will be installed at several intersections to replace the existing, underground loop detectors for signal switching.
"The cameras are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 206," NJDOT said.
All travel lanes will be maintained during peak period hours. Repaving work requiring single-lane closures—with alternating traffic patterns—will be done daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. (8 a.m. on Saturdays). Access to all businesses and residences along the state highway will be maintained throughout construction. The project—designed in-house by NJDOT engineers—is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, weather dependent.
Dynamic message signs will notify motorists of all upcoming traffic pattern changes. 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 real-time travel information.