The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced Friday the start of a $3.8 million construction project to remove and stabilize loose rock along the three-tenths of a mile stretch of Route 5 between Edgewater and Fort Lee.
The closures will initially affect westbound traffic only—traffic heading toward Fort Lee from Edgewater—in the project’s early stages, but a 28-day “complete closure” is also planned, according to NJDOT officials.
Now we want to know what Fort Lee residents think. How will the current and planned closures affect you (if at all)? Do you use Route 5 a lot, a little or not at all? Do you think the $3.8 million is money well spent to protect the road (and drivers) from falling rocks? Have you witnessed any of the “recent rock fall incidents” the NJDOT says have occurred that presumably necessitated the project?