Extensive Construction Activities Impact Traffic Across Morris County

Multiple Lane and Shoulder Closures on Major Roads to Affect Daily Commute

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Starting early this morning, several major roadways across Morris County have been subjected to significant lane and shoulder closures due to ongoing construction projects, affecting the daily commute of thousands. The New Jersey Department of Transportation advises motorists to prepare for potential delays and seek alternative routes when possible.

The most affected thoroughfare, US 46, sees multiple segments under construction. One notable disruption is in Mine Hill Township, where one right lane near CR 669/Canfield Avenue will remain closed until 3:00 PM today. Similarly, eastbound and westbound directions from Rockaway Township to Parsippany-Troy Hills Township are experiencing right lane and shoulder closures extending from west of CR 644/Main Street to US 202/CR 511/Parsippany Boulevard.

In Denville Township, construction narrows US 46 to one left lane closure east of CR 644/Main Street, with expected reopening by 3:00 PM. Another segment from Parsippany-Troy Hills Township to Montville Township also sees one right lane closed until the same time.

Additional closures include the right shoulder of I-80 eastbound, east of Exit 39 near NJ 53 in Denville Township, and NJ 53 itself from Morris Plains to I-80 in Denville Township. Both locations will have the right shoulder closed until 3:00 PM.

NJ 23 in Jefferson Township also reports right shoulder closures in both directions south of Canistear Road, with work scheduled to continue until 4:00 PM. Perhaps the most disruptive is on NJ 15 southbound in Jefferson Township, where all lanes are closed north of CR 699/Berkshire Valley Road due to the ongoing repair of the bridge over the Rockaway River. This closure is in effect until further notice, with all traffic being detoured.

Commuters are urged to allow extra travel time and consider using alternate routes where possible. For real-time travel updates, motorists can consult local traffic news or use navigation apps to explore optimal driving options.

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