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I-287 Project Begins From Morristown to Parsippany

Construction overlaps with the ongoing ramp work still upsetting residents of the Littleton Road corridor.

Construction has begun for a major roadway rehabilitation project over a seven-mile section of Interstate 287 in Morris County.

According to a NJDOT statement, the $27.4 million project is being financed by the federal government. The plan is to improve I-287 from just south of Morristown's South Street underpass to the Littleton Road overpass in Parsippany—which, according to department spokesperson Tim Greeley, means an overlap with work that began last month on Littleton Road and Interstate 80.

The project also includes repairing and resurfacing seven individual bridge decks on I-287, replacing bridge decks over the Whippany River in Hanover, upgrading guide rails and installing high-tech message signs and traffic cameras along the interstate. 

According to officials, the project—slated for completion in fall 2014—will extend the lifespan of the roadway by more than 15 years and the new bridge decks by 50 years.  

Greeley told Patch that the I-287 and Littleton Road/I-80 projects are being coordinated so that they should not impact or interfere with each other.

He added that department communications continue with Lake Parsippany area residents who have been outspoken regarding their concerns about the Littleton work, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"njdot-grants-some-resident-i-80-rehab-requests-but-nixes-others"} --> and a

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