TRENTON, NJ  – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the I-78 express lanes will be closed next week near the Garden State Parkway through approximately Exit 58/New Jersey Turnpike in Union and Essex Counties as a pavement preservation project continues.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Monday, April 27, NJDOT’s contractor, D’Annunzio and Sons, Inc., will close the I-78 eastbound express lanes at the crossover to Newark Airport adjacent to Exit 52/Garden State Parkway through Exit 58/New Jersey Turnpike in order to mill and pave the road. The road also will be treated with a High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO). 

Work will begin on the eastbound express lanes with traffic shifted to the local lanes at the crossover to Newark Airport adjacent to Exit 52/Garden State Parkway. Later in the week, once the eastbound lanes are completed, work will move to the westbound express lanes, with traffic being shifted to the local lanes at the crossover for the Garden State Parkway adjacent to Exit 55/Hillside/Irvington. If work is completed early, the express lanes will reopen sooner.