BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing approximately 13 miles of I-287 northbound in Somerset and Morris counties beginning on Monday, July 29.

The $18 million, federally funded project will cover I-287 northbound from Route 202/206 just north of Exit 22 in Bedminster through South Street/CR 601 in Morristown.

"It will extend the functional life of the roadway and improve ride quality," NJDOT said in a press release on Friday. "In addition, guiderail will be upgraded to meet current requirements."

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Beginning at 8 p.m., Monday, July 29 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, NJDOT’s contractor, Della Pello Paving, Inc., will close the northbound right lane of I-287 near Exit 22/Route 202/206 to install a construction barrier for creation of a work zone along the shoulder that will enable crews to make guiderail and barrier improvements, as well as to upgrade drainage.

Once the guiderail work is complete, the shoulder will be milled and paved. This stage of the work is expected to be completed in the fall.

Once the shoulder work is complete, work will begin on the northbound travel lanes, which will be overlaid with a High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO). Later in the project the following I-287 northbound ramps will be milled and paved, overlaid with HPTO or resurfaced with slurry seal:

  • North Maple Ave
  • Exit ramp at Tiger Lily Lane
  • Entrance ramp from Southgate Parkway
  • Entrance and exit ramps from the Rest Area,
  • Entrance ramp at James Street
  • Exit ramp from South Street
  • Ramps at Mt. Airy Road

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.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website for real-time travel information, and for NJDOT news, follow on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.