TRENTON, NJ – Beginning Saturday, May 16, at 8:00 a.m., the Route 22 westbound right lane and the ramp to Vauxhall Road northbound will be closed and detoured.
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials said the work will continue until 3:00 p.m. Saturday. NJDOT’s contractor, New Prince Concrete, will close the right lane on Route 22 westbound, and close and detour the ramp from Route 22 westbound to Vauxhall Road to allow PSE&G to install a utility pole and run overhead wires. The following detour will be in place:
·Motorists wishing to take the Route 22 westbound ramp to Vauxhall Road will be directed to continue on Route 22 westbound
·Stay in the right lane and take the Route 82 east exit
·Turn right on Ingersoll Road
·Turn right onto Route 82/Morris Avenue
·Take the ramp to Route 22 east
·Take the Union/Elizabeth exit to Vauxhall Road
The $2.2 million federally-funded project will construct an auxiliary lane on Route 22 westbound from Gary Road to the Vauxhall exit ramp in Union and improve the deceleration and acceleration lane for the Route 22 exit to, and the entrance from, Sayre Road. In addition, a sidewalk will be provided along Route 22 between Vauxhall Road and Sayre Road and the pedestrian stairway that connects Route 22 westbound and Vauxhall road will be realigned. Drainage will be improved by adding inlets and the roadway will be repaved. The overall project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.
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.