Monday, February 26, 2024

Route 94 Repaving Set to Start (Around) May 15

It’s times like these when having an electronic advisory message sign pull their weight. The start date of road improvements on Route 94, which has been pushed back several times, is now set to commence for sure on May 15. Give or take.

The road work, which will include milling, in which the top layers of existing pavement are
scraped off the roadway and loaded onto dump trucks, followed by repaving.

Part of the work will also include the installation of Lane Detections Systems, which is fancy way of saying rumble strips along the shoulders of the roadway and along the center lane, designed to alert inattentive drivers that they are drifting out of their lane.

Repairs and replacements of curbs and sidewalks will be included, along with landscaping to replace and improve any greenery damaged by the work.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) says the impacted areas of the upcoming work will include Route 94 from its western terminus in Knowlton to Blairstown, near the Cedar Ridge Cemetery.

The NJDOT advises motorists to be ready for intermittent lane closures and shifting traffic
patterns.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.