Daytime shoulder closure slated for Thursday as workers make preparations for Route 33 milling and paving project in Hamilton

The shoulder on sections of Route 33 in Hamilton will be closed during the day on Thursday so workers can install construction signs in preparation for a milling and paving project.

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials said the Route 33 improvement project will cost $6.8 million. It will also include traffic signal replacement and the construction of ADA-compliant curbs and ramps on about four miles of Route 33. 

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, until about 5 p.m., contractor Trap Rock Industries is scheduled to close the shoulder of Route 33 in sections between Cleveland Avenue and Paxson Avenue to install the construction signs. At least one lane of traffic will be open in both directions at all times, officials said.

Officals said additional shoulder and lane closures may be required in the coming weeks to allow for tree trimming and vegetation removal. 

Milling and paving is expected to begin in the spring.