MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced traffic on I-287 southbound will shift to its final configuration this weekend as the project to resurface the roadway and replace the bridge deck over Eden Lane nears completion in Morris County. This work was delayed from last weekend due to weather.

Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 26, until Saturday, June 27 at 8 a.m., NJDOT’s contractor, Tilcon of New York, Inc., is scheduled to close two southbound lanes to restripe the roadway to the final configuration on the I-287 southbound bridge over Eden Lane in Hanover Township. At 2 a.m the lane closure will shift from the two left lanes to the two right lanes, to complete the final lane configuration.

The new traffic pattern will shift all five lanes back to the left into its final configuration on the southbound side. Final paving on the northbound side began this week and is scheduled to start on the southbound side next week.

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The $27.4 million project - which began initial construction activity in September 2012 - improved the pavement condition on a seven-mile segment of I-287 in both directions from just south of the South Street underpass in Morristown (Milepost 35.4) to the Littleton Road overpass in Parsippany (Milepost 42.2).  The project also included replacement of the bridge decks over Eden Lane in Hanover (Milepost 38.8) and upgraded guide rails, drainage clearing and various other incidental improvements to the highway.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.  Motorists are encouraged to check for real-time travel information.