Route 9 To Have Lane Closures For Paving

Route 9 (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

BERKELEY – Alternating lanes of Route 9 in Berkeley will be closed next week for milling and paving, the New Jersey Department of Transportation said.

  There will be daytime closures beginning on Monday, November 1 to prepare for paving, which will take place at night beginning on Thursday, November 4. 

  The timing of this project is scheduled to change due to factors such as the weather. As of right now, the schedule is as follows:

  On Monday, November 1 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., NJDOT’s Contractor, Earle Asphalt, is scheduled to close Route 9 southbound with alternating traffic using the northbound lane. 

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  On Tuesday, November 2, no work will be done because it is election day.

  On Wednesday, November 3 this prep work will continue and will go until Friday, November 5, if necessary.

  The closure is necessary to reset manholes in preparation for repaving the roadway, the DOT said. Work will begin near Longboat Avenue and progress south to approximately the bridge over Cedar Creek. Once work is complete on the southbound lane, the northbound lane will be closed with alternating traffic using the southbound lane from Cedar Creek to Longboat Avenue.

  Starting on Thursday, November 4 from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day, and continuing Monday through Friday nights for approximately three weeks, the southbound lane on Route 9 is scheduled to be closed with alternating traffic using the northbound lane for milling and paving. Work will begin near Longboat Avenue and progress south to approximately the bridge over Cedar Creek. Once work is complete on the southbound lane, the northbound lane will be closed with alternating traffic using the southbound lane from the bridge over Cedar Creek to Longboat Avenue. 

  Paving is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving.

  The work is part of a $9.1 million improvement project that includes lighting, construction of curbs and ramps that are compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, sidewalks, milling and paving of approximately eight miles of Route 9 between Jones Road, Lacey and Longboat Avenue, Beachwood. In addition, traffic signals will be upgraded at 13 intersections. The project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2022. 

  Construction updates can be found on 511nj.org.