NJDOT to construct new bus
turnouts along Route 22 in Union Township
(Trenton) — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the construction of new bus turnouts along the median of Route 22 in Union Township, Union County.
The week of Monday, September 21, NJDOT will begin construction of two new bus turnout areas in the median of Route 22 in Union Township. In order to construct the new turnouts NJDOT will permanently close to traffic two U-turns located at milepost 53.3 and 53.9 on Route 22. During construction the Route 22 eastbound left shoulder will be closed at milepost 53.3 and the Route 22 westbound shoulder will be closed at milepost 53.9.
In mid-October NJDOT will enact temporary overnight left-lane closures on Route 22 in both directions to install traffic control devices at each location.
The $478,000 new bus turnouts will be located along the median of Route 22 and will be designated as a safe location for local buses to pick up and drop off passengers. The new turnouts will improve general traffic flow on Route 22 in each direction by allowing the buses to pull off the roadway and avoid blocking a lane of traffic during stops. Construction is expected to be completed in April, 2010.
Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org.