ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on Tuesday that daytime shoulder closures will take place on Route 28 as a roadway improvement project begins in Cranford, Roselle Park, and Elizabeth, Union County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1 until 5 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday for approximately two weeks, NJDOT’s contractor, Crisdel Group, Inc., is scheduled to close the shoulder on Route 28 in both directions between Grove Street in Cranford and Highland Avenue in Elizabeth.  This closure will allow the contractor to begin curb replacement and electrical utility work.

The $7.4 million federally-funded project will rehabilitate the pavement surfaces to improve service life of Route 28 between Grove Street in Cranford and Highland Avenue in Elizabeth.  Several traffic signals will be replaced within the project limits, and a dedicated left turn lane will be added at the intersection of Route 28 westbound and Walnut Street in Roselle Park.   Additionally, the project will reconstruct existing curbs, sidewalks and provide for ADA compliant curb ramps at intersections.  The project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2020.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.