SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ Starting this week, a Somerset County project to replace a small bridge on a portion of Douglas Road straddling Bernards Township and Far Hills Borough is expected to close the bridge for about four months, according to information from Bernards Township.

With barricades and detour signs already in place last weekend, Douglas Road is due to be closed approximately 400 feet south of the road's intersection with Mine Brook Road while a full replacement of the existing bridge takes place, according to township information.

The bridge along the road crosses a small waterway, and is being replaced by Somerset County, said Township Engineer Pat Monaco. As with other stretches of Douglas Road, one side fo the road is part of Far Hills, and the other half belongs to Bernards Township, he said. 

The road is closed to all but local traffic, the sign says. The detour in place in the area will utilize Mine Brook Road, Somerville Road, and Liberty Corner Road.