LIVINGSTON, NJ – NJDOT officials have announced a project beginning this week to resurface more than five miles of Route 10 westbound from the Eisenhower Parkway/Northfield Road circle in Livingston, to just east of Jefferson Road in Hanover, Morris County. The project, which was designed in-house by NJDOT engineers, is scheduled for completion in early-fall 2013. 

NJDOT’s contractor, Intercounty Paving Inc., is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization and sign installation this week. Initial construction operations will include drainage upgrades and curb work, requiring shoulder closures.

The $2.8 million project will mill and resurface Route 10 westbound with a new surface course of asphalt pavement from milepost 18.8 in Livingston through East Hanover to milepost 13.4 in Hanover. NJDOT officials say that the concentrated effort to repair the deficient roadway will improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan along the full width of the roadway at each location, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings. Upgraded roadway striping and ADA-compliant curb ramp upgrades will also be provided as needed. In addition, new image detection cameras will be installed at certain intersections to replace the existing, underground loop detectors. These cameras are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 10.

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All Route 10 westbound travel lanes will be maintained during daytime hours as NJDOT is confining the repaving work to overnight with single lane closures. NJDOT officials say that this will minimize the impact to motorists. Also, Dynamic message signs will notify motorists of upcoming traffic pattern changes.  

Although the project is scheduled for completion in early-fall 2013, 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.