New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the beginning of a pavement preservation project requiring overnight lane closures and alternating traffic on Route 72 in Burlington and Ocean counties.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, until 6 a.m. the next day, and continuing overnight daily Monday through Thursday, NJDOT’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems, will close a segment of Route 72 eastbound between the Four-Mile Circle in and Savoy Boulevard in Woodland Township, Burlington County, and set up alternating traffic to apply slurry seal.
Work will begin near the Four Mile Circle and progress east towards Savoy Boulevard. When that work is complete, slurry seal will be applied on Route 72 westbound. All lanes will be open to traffic each morning by 6 a.m.
Following the completion of work in Burlington County, work will shift to Route 72 in Ocean County between Stevens Ash Road in Stafford and Stevens Road in Barnegat.
The $4.6 million federally-funded Route 72 pavement preservation project will extend the pavement life, improve safety and enhance ride quality for motorists while reducing future maintenance costs. It is expected to be complete by fall 2020.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information