Rt. 206 Bridge Project Update

Posted on September 20, 2019


Much work has been accomplished by the State Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on the Rt. 206 Bridge project over the Cruser Brook. While Rt. 206 is open and traffic has already been shifted to the new bridge platform, there are still steps needing completion.  Below is the latest available update on the work status from the NJDOT:

There was a period of stopped work this summer. This was due to a PSE&G summertime restriction on work impacting electrical lines. The work restriction is in place until Sept. 30. Until that time PSE&G cannot start necessary work to move nine electrical utility poles between the Montgomery Twp. building and Montfort Drive, an essential project step. PSE&G has projected that their work on the poles and wires will take approximately one to three months to complete.

Until the pole work by PSE&G is done, the bridge contractor is limited in the work they can do. Guardrails, for example, cannot be installed until the poles are relocated, nor can the sidewalk be built.  However the contractor has now remobilized to do other tasks that are possible. According to NJDOT, the project work is anticipated to be substantially complete by the end of year.

We hope this update from NJDOT provides useful information to our residents.