TRENTON, NJ — The closure of the I-78 express lanes scheduled for this week in Union and Essex Counties has been postponed due to weather, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced today. The work is expected to begin next Monday night, May 4. NJDOT will provide advanced notice before any closures take place.

The $7.5 million federally-funded project will mill and pave approximately four miles of I-78 from Union Avenue in Hillside, Union County to Exit 58/New Jersey Turnpike in Newark, Essex County. The pavement project will include resurfacing of all travel lanes, turn lanes, inside and outside shoulders, acceleration and deceleration lanes and all median openings including intersections and ramps. The work will extend the functional life of the roadway and improve ride quality.

Variable Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of the traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

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