I-80 Eastbound Lane Closure in Warren County for Survey Work

Motorists Advised to Exercise Caution During Nighttime Closure

NEW JERSEY – Due to necessary survey work, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announces a scheduled right lane closure on I-80 eastbound in Hardwick and Knowlton, Warren County. This continuation of efforts that began in February 2024 will take place on Thursday night, impacting commuters and travelers in the area.

The closure is slated to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, and will last until 4 a.m. on Friday, March 29. Specifically, the right lane will be closed from milepost 0.5, just after the exit ramp to River Road in Hardwick, extending to milepost 1.5, before the Weigh Station/U-turn in Knowlton. Throughout the survey work, one lane will remain open to traffic. Should the work conclude ahead of schedule, the lane will be reopened earlier than announced.

NJDOT urges motorists planning to travel through this section of I-80 eastbound during the specified times to slow down and exercise caution when navigating the work zone. The timing of the work is subject to change based on weather conditions or other unforeseen factors, emphasizing the importance of staying informed on any updates.

NJDOT’s 2024 Pothole Campaign

In related news, NJDOT's 2024 Pothole Campaign kicked off on March 4, with Acting Commissioner Fran O’Connor releasing a safety message highlighting the department’s commitment to repairing potholes and maintaining the state’s roads in good condition. This annual initiative allows for lane closures during daytime hours, ensuring the most aggressive and efficient pothole repairs. Efforts will be made to limit work to off-peak hours, preferably between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., to minimize disruption to traffic flow.

Motorists are reminded of New Jersey’s Move Over law, which mandates moving over for emergency or service vehicles stopped on the side of the road when safe to do so. If moving over is not possible, drivers are required to slow down as a precaution.

NJDOT also encourages the public to report potholes on state highways through the 1-800-POTHOLE hotline or online, using a new mapping feature for precise location reporting. For potholes on county roads, reports should be directed to the appropriate local jurisdiction.

For real-time travel information and construction updates, motorists can visit NJDOT's traffic information website at

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