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Old 08-22-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Its bad enough that I have a good 20 minutes of construction related delays on 287 near Parsippany every single day going to work (which has been going on for a year now).

The one day I have an appointment that I need to use route 80 East on and they have a lane closed for 4 miles for "construction". I saw no construction being done. There were 4 guys standing around talking. Nothing else, yet we have 4 miles with a lane of highway closed and a 40 minute bumper to bumper traffic jam. At 4:30 in the afternoon.

Why do they insist on this? Why cant some of these projects be done off peak or in a more effective way?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Its bad enough that I have a good 20 minutes of construction related delays on 287 near Parsippany every single day going to work (which has been going on for a year now).

The one day I have an appointment that I need to use route 80 East on and they have a lane closed for 4 miles for "construction". I saw no construction being done. There were 4 guys standing around talking. Nothing else, yet we have 4 miles with a lane of highway closed and a 40 minute bumper to bumper traffic jam. At 4:30 in the afternoon.

Why do they insist on this? Why cant some of these projects be done off peak or in a more effective way?
Welcome to New Jersey!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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This happens everywhere. I would hate to rely on driving everywhere to get stuff done.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Its bad enough that I have a good 20 minutes of construction related delays on 287 near Parsippany every single day going to work (which has been going on for a year now).

The one day I have an appointment that I need to use route 80 East on and they have a lane closed for 4 miles for "construction". I saw no construction being done. There were 4 guys standing around talking. Nothing else, yet we have 4 miles with a lane of highway closed and a 40 minute bumper to bumper traffic jam. At 4:30 in the afternoon.

Why do they insist on this? Why cant some of these projects be done off peak or in a more effective way?
LOL, I've lived in the area for 25+ years, I think there have been construction delays in that area for at least 20 of them...
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike has been under construction somewhere between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh continually for as long as I can remember. The only place I know that didn't do this BS is Delaware, and that's because they had the luxury of a completely redundant roadway: they shut down I-95 in its entirety to rebuild it, then shut down I-495 (or maybe the other way around), and had it done in almost no time.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike has been under construction somewhere between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh continually for as long as I can remember. The only place I know that didn't do this BS is Delaware, and that's because they had the luxury of a completely redundant roadway: they shut down I-95 in its entirety to rebuild it, then shut down I-495 (or maybe the other way around), and had it done in almost no time.
There is a major construction project going in at the merge of I95/495 (near Delaware welcome center rest area). I do DC <-> NJ trip often, it seems to be going on for months. However, it is for a short duration (2miles, appox, if I had to guess).
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:35 PM
 
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I ran into that construction traffic as well. I just made a decision to stop heading up to parsippany. It was not worth the time anymore.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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Whatever happened to just doing construction overnight?
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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I think this is still better than the I-95 construction that has been going on south of DC for like 20 years. At least in NJ, we move our construction around.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Whatever happened to just doing construction overnight?
budget cuts. paying the night differential wages is more $$$$
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