Route 33 Lane Closures in Hightstown Coming to an End
The roadway should be reopened Wednesday night, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Hightstown’s Route 33 lane closures on the bridge over Peddie Lake will come to an end Wednesday night, but the truck detours will remain in place until the project is finished.
Pedestrians should continue to use the southbound side of the bridge, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The lanes were reduced down to two in July to work on the damaged sidewalks and parapets on the sides of the bridge, and work will continue on the drainage and stone wall facing of the bridge, according to the NJDOT. After the project is completed, which is anticipated to be this fall, some overnight lane closures will be needed to resurface and restripe the roadway.
The weight limit on trucks more than seven tons will remain in effect for the duration of the project, and there are signs detouring large trucks from the area. Local deliveries are allowed in town, but cannot use the bridge, according to the NJDOT.
The following truck detour remains in effect:
- Route 33 northbound/eastbound trucks needing to access the NJ Turnpike Exit 8 interchange will be directed to use Route 130 northbound to Route 133 eastbound.
- CR 539 northbound trucks will be directed to use CR 571 to Route 130 northbound.
- Route 33 southbound/westbound trucks will be directed to use Route 133 westbound to Route 130 southbound.
- CR 539 southbound trucks will be directed to use Route 130 southbound to CR 571 eastbound.
The $655,000 project to replace damaged sidewalks and parapets on the bridge is in wake of thedestruction caused by Hurricane Irene last year.
Berto Construction Inc., a contractor for the NJDOT, is completing the project.