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CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The state Division of Transportation is planning to reconstruct Route 31 from the Interstate 78/Route 22 interchange to Route 173.

The DOT will maintain a public info assembly on the undertaking from 6 to eight p.m. Feb. 20 on the Clinton Township Municipal Courtroom on Route 31. The general public is invited to attend the assembly anytime throughout the two hours and have a look at maps and speak to DOT representatives.

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Based on the DOT, development is predicted to begin in spring 2023 and finish in winter 2025.

Whereas the first focus of the undertaking is the alternative of deteriorated concrete with new asphalt, the work may even embody security enhancements at two places. The concrete was constructed a couple of half century in the past.

The Heart Avenue intersection with Route 31 shall be realigned. Based on the DOT, eastbound drivers on Heart Avenue have problem seeing southbound visitors on Route 31 approaching the intersection.

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The DOT proposes to realign Heart Avenue, so the highway meets Route 31 at a proper angle, so drivers can higher see approaching visitors and higher resolve when to soundly pull onto the freeway.

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The second enchancment will prolong the size of the acceleration lane from westbound I-78/Route 22 to northbound Route 31 by 300 toes. That, the DOT says, will present further house for decision-making within the high-volume merge.

The undertaking may even improve different elements of the intersection, together with guard rails, indicators, lighting, drainage and bridge repairs.

The bridge work will embody concrete deck repairs and fence alternative.

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Lane closures for the pavement reconstruction work shall be scheduled for off-peak hours and weekends.

The undertaking will begin with the northbound lanes of Route 31.

Throughout the spring to fall development season, one journey lane shall be shut down on Friday night and each lanes will re-open by early Monday morning.

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The northbound work will final by way of one development season whereas the southbound work shall be finished throughout the second development season.

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