I-287 northbound ramp to
Route 202/206 southbound
weekend closure in Somerset County
Exit 22A closure necessary for interchange improvements
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced continued interchange improvements work requiring the weekend closure and detour of Exit 22A, the I-287 northbound ramp to Route 202/206 southbound in Bedminster, Somerset County.
Beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday, September 8 until 6:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, NJDOT’s Contractor, Midlantic Construction LLC., is scheduled to close Exit 22A, the I‑287northbound ramp to Route 202/Route 206 southbound in order to prepare for the permanent relocation of the ramp traffic onto a new realigned structure as part of the I-287 /Route 202/Route 206 Interchange Improvements project. Motorists will be directed to use Exit 22B for the duration of the closure. The following detour will be in place:
I-287 northbound ramp to Route 202/206 southbound Detour:
- Motorists will be directed to take Exit 22B to Route 202/Route 206 northbound
- Motorists will need to stay right on Route 202/Route 206 northbound, and take the U-Turn exit at River Road onto Route 202/Route 206 southbound
On Monday morning, motorists will be allowed to use the new realigned ramp from I‑287northbound to Route 202/Route 206 southbound, once final preparations to open the new ramp are complete.
The $24.5 million federally-funded I-287/I-78/Route 202/Route 206 Interchange Improvements project will enhance safety and improve traffic operations between the existing I-287 interchanges with I-78 and Route 202/206. Two new bridges are being constructed over I-287, one over northbound lanes, and another over southbound lanes. The project is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the interchange improvement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before any upcoming road or ramp closures.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weatheror other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.