Currently the contractor is completing shoulder widening, wood guiderail installation and temporary barrier relocation, between the Newtown Turnpike and Grumman Avenue Bridges, so that they can shift traffic to the right and commence nighttime work in the median. This median work will include installation of temporary concrete barrier, removal of invasive species, excavation and grading, installation of drainage, wood guiderail, permanent concrete barrier, concrete curb, plantings, and bituminous concrete pavement.
Installation of the box culvert adjacent to Creeping Hemlock Drive is scheduled to begin, during the daytime in March. This work will take approximately three weeks to complete.
Other daytime work that can be expected this Spring on Route 15 Northbound and Southbound includes, embankment grading, invasive species removal, drainage installation and planting installation.
Nighttime work in the right shoulders, between the Grumman Avenue Bridge and Exit 40 will continue this spring on Route 15 Northbound and Southbound. This work includes shoulder widening, installation of drainage, the Exit 40 deceleration lane, and the wood guiderail.
This summer bridge restoration work will commence that includes the Grumman Avenue Bridge watermain relocation that will require one-way alternating traffic across the bridge in this Summer.
This Project is currently scheduled for completion on December 30, 2022.
As we continue coordination with the local community, it is important to note that another Merritt Parkway project, from Exit 37 to 40 is scheduled to commence this Spring, and the Route 7/15 interchange is scheduled to commence upon its completion.