Long Valley stone bridge closures starting about June 17
Major detours coming into effect:
I sure hope I don't need to see my chiropractor, Genesis Chiropractic, this summer.
Where is that bridge located?
Wow- that is going to be a huge mess for travelers.
And probably cost a fortune.
The article says this was caused by an auto crash?
How much could the driver's insurance possibly be paying towards this?
From the link:
A previous version of this article stated incorrectly that the construction was the result of a previous motor vehicle accident.
"The project is expected to take 72 calendar days to complete..."
I travel to Bridgewater every day for work, this is going to put a major delay in my commute.
Just go up 46 mountain and make a right on Naughright Rd. - will take you over the mountain and at the light make a left and first right before West Morris High will bring you out to 206 in Chester. Not a bad ride.
The detour is also using Naughright and Bartley Roads, so they might still run into heavy and delayed traffic.
Summer Bridge Repairs Subject Of Long Valley Public Meeting
".....officials warn that traffic jams and lengthy detours through Long Valley are possible....."
A bit of an inconvenience for a while for sure. However it is a much needed repair. NJ is in the top 5 in gas tax in the nation. NJ is #1 in having the worse roads in the nation, naturally. When the transportation trust fund expires next year look for yet another increase in the gas tax to "pay for the repairs and maintenance of our roads in the state". LMAO!!
Greg: where do you see NJ as #1 on the nation for bad roads? I don’t see how that is the case after traveling to PA for example. :-)
There's at least cross-overs for Schooley's, the first in Beatystown, the last at Port Murray, and at least one in between.
Hard left at the bottom and you come up the the bridge, continue on to Chester. A right brings you to Califon where if you continue East you come out at white church, garden/vege stand on 517. Watch out, if you miss a turn on the mountain you can end up near Clinton.....
Point Mountain is great rally-type road, enjoy.
This Friday is planned start of the project. Key dates:
-southbound closed for 51 days, northbound open as usual
-then north and southbound closed until Aug 23rd
Please forgive my ignorance... which direction is north/south?
Coming from Hackettstown to Chester?
Chester to Hackettstown?
Hackettstown to Long Valley is south on 517, then Long Valley to Chester is east on 513. The bridge is before the light on 517 in that direction, so would be "southbound".
I thought northbound was supposed to still be open, but its been closed for the past week every time i drive by there...
Supposed to be open 6am to 6pm. I drove north through there yesterday around noon without issue.
Maybe they should get the crew that put the Philadelphia bridge together and that short amount of time down there
Phase I of project has been completed sooner than expected. Beginning Monday, July 10, the bridge will be closed in both directions for 21 days.
They are hoping to reopen the bridge in both directions on Monday, July 31st. Fingers crossed.
July 31? I'd be happy if it is true. This was published 3 days ago in the Long Valley Patch:
"The goal is to finish the entire project by the time school reopens on August 23, 2023. However, since Phase 2 is starting sooner, the county hopes to have the roadway reopened prior to August 23, weather permitting," county spokesperson Vincent Vitale said.
They still should have had split crews and been working 24/7. It’s the mentality of public work. Get roads and bridges open for commuters and businesses at any cost.
Michigan, while that sounds like a good plan, in this case it may not have been practical. First, that bridge is in a residential area and between the construction noise and the lighting needed, it would not be practical and a major inconvenience to the people in that area. Also, if they are pouring or using any concrete they probably would need to let it set and cure before they could move on to the next step in the repair work.
Ok but I am in the concrete business and yes there a time limits on the curing process. I wasn’t aware that is was a residential zone so that makes sense, I assumed it was a business district.
A post on Facebook said it was opening sometime today. This afternoon, I think.
Drove over it yesterday.
I drove over it 30 minutes ago. The detour signs have not all been removed but the bridge is absolutely open.
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