ROXBURY, NJ – Expect delays on Route 80 until the fall as construction crews resurface the pavement and perform drainage and curb work, said the state Department of Transportation (DOT).

The DOT said the project necessitates lane closures in both directions from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while its contractor, Intercounty Paving Associates, does the work in Netcong, Ledgewood, Roxbury and Mount Arlington.

Once that work is done, “overnight milling and paving” will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during weeknights, said the state.

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The project will repave the westbound lanes of the highway from Route 46 near Ledgewood Avenue to the Route 206 interchange and the eastbound lanes from Route 46 near Ledgewood Avenue to Howard Boulevard, said the DOT, warning that additional lane closures during off-peak hours may be needed.

“The $4.2 million state-funded I-80 resurfacing project is expected to be completed by fall 2016,” said the DOT. It said it “designed the milling and paving project to advance with temporary lane closures, reopening after each shift,” and said any required detours will be coordinated with the local authorities.

“Variable message signs and detour signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the resurfacing project,” said the state, which promised to provide information before upcoming road or ramp closures. 

The DOT said motorists should check its traffic information website for real-time travel information. The DOT also uses Twitter @NJDOT_info.