We announced last week that the Route 22 project would be creating challenges in the coming months for customers visiting NYI’s New Jersey facility (NJ1), at 999 Frontier Road in Bridgewater, New Jersey. In an effort to keep everyone up to date with the latest information, we followed up with the Product Manager and several other individuals close to the project.
Here’s what we learned:
1) The project will encompass the U.S. Route 22 corridor in Bridgewater Township generally between Interstate 287 on the western end and Thompson Avenue on the eastern end.
2) The project includes the construction of a full-service interchange at U.S. Route 22 and Chimney Rock Road that will satisfy current and future traffic demands and meet the mobility goals of the area.
3) Ancillary to the project are the realization of benefits in improved local operations along US Route 22, State Route 28, Chimney Rock Road and Thompson Avenue and local congestion alleviation along I-287 as well as to provide transportation linkages to enhance existing businesses.
The project formally began last week. The project is expected to run through Spring 2014. The Project Manager assured us that there will be no disruption of traffic until the end of September. In the interim, the goal is to set up a real-time notification system that keeps everyone abreast of major project developments.
For more information, the Route 22 Project’s official press release is a great resource, as is the official Project Update. Please stay tuned for more updates!