Road Projects/Construction Announcements


Construction Projects in Somerset County

Update: March 10, 2017

The purpose of this page is to provide information on current construction projects involving Somerset County roads, bridges, traffic signals, and major parks projects.  The page is updated when there is a change to the status of a project.

More detailed information about each individual project can be found in the side menu of this page or by clicking on each individual project name below.

Information regarding projects that are currently under design can be found on the side menu of this page or on the Projects Under Design page.

County Construction Projects

    Other Construction Work (e.g. utility work)

    • Thompson Avenue, Bridgewater Township: Thompson Avenue between Chimney Rock Road and Route 22 will have south-bound traffic diverted to Chimney Rock Road for a new water main construction project.   North bound traffic will still be able to travel on Thompson Avenue.  Working hours are 9am to 4pm and will last approximately 2 weeks. (Posted 3/10/17)

    • North Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge (Bernards/Bernardsville): Starting Jan. 30, the road will be closed between West Oak Street and Route 202 for water main replacement. Working hours are 8:00pm to 6:00am. Detours will be in place during working hours. Project is expected to last approximately 4 months. (Posted 1/26/17)

    • Green Brook Road, North Plainfield: Water main cleaning and lining project between West End Avenue and Grove Street. Working hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm. Project expected to last approximately 4 months. (Posted 1/23/17)

    • Main Street, South Bound Brook Borough:  Public Service will be installing a new gas main and services on Main Street from Elm Street to Reid Street. Working hours are 9am to 4pm.  Main Street will be closed at different sections with traffic detoured around the block.  Truck traffic can pass through. (Posted 7/19/16)

    • Franklin Township: County Route 518 Bridge Replacement over Delaware and Raritan Canal: The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced that work will begin next week to replace the County Route 518 bridge over the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Daytime work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, is expected to begin on or about June 1, with a one-direction closure and detour.  The bridge will be closed to eastbound traffic moving toward Route 27 during the daytime work, but will re-open after 4 p.m. and on weekends.  Westbound traffic traveling toward Route 206 will be maintained on the bridge during the daytime work.  Full closure of the bridge with an around-the-clock detour is expected to begin on or about July 6 and continue until Aug. 5.  The NJDOT’s construction schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change. 7-8-16 Status Update: This construction project is managed by NJDOT and is funded through the State's Transportation Trust Fund. Per the NJDOT Shutdown Order, all work was suspended by NJDOT indefinitely as of Friday, July 8, 2016 until further notice. 11-18-2016 Status Update:  NJDOT officials announced that work on the Somerset County Route (CR) 518 Bridge over the Delaware & Raritan Canal in Franklin will resume. NJDOT’s contractor, Tarheel Enterprises Inc., will restart work on Monday, November 21, to complete drill shafts necessary for new bridge piers. 1-31-2017 Status Update:  NJDOT reports that construction work is ongoing and the bridge is anticipated to be reopened to traffic by the end of February 2017.  2-21-2017 Status Update:  A temporary stop-work order is currently in place while NJDOT establishes an environmental plan for removal of creosote, a common wood treatment chemical, found within the project excavation limits.  NJDOT understands that this project is locally sensitive and they are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue and complete the reconstruction of the bridge, but these types of unexpected environmental issues demand immediate attention to ensure the safety of the workers and the residents.  3-3-2017 Status Update:  Bridge construction work has resumed on site.  NJDOT has not issued a new completion date yet, but future status updates will be issued as more information becomes available.

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    Information about municipal transportation projects:

     For additional information on current construction projects affecting county roads, contact the Engineering Division.

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