Route 18 Rehabilitation Project

NJDOT Traffic Advisory

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and its contractor, Earle Asphalt, are conducting a long-term project along Route 18 in East Brunswick, which is expected to be completed in fall 2026. This work is part of an $86.1 million federally-funded Drainage and Pavement Rehabilitation project that will make repairs on approximately four and a half miles of Route 18. Work includes milling and paving, improvements to the drainage systems and stormwater basins, utility relocation, installation of new sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps, and upgrading guiderail. Improvements will also be made to various intersections throughout the project limits.

Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays as the project will impact traffic along the Route 18 corridor.

Construction updates and real-time travel information are available on the NJDOT’s traffic information website at For news, follow the NJDOT on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT or the NJDOT Facebook page.

Should you have questions, concerns, complaints, or suggestions related to the project, please contact the NJDOT and/or its contracted vendors.

Project Contacts

NJ Department of Transportation - Media
Office of Communications
Phone: 609-963-1975

Jignesh Patel
NJ Department of Transportation
Project Resident Engineer
Office: 732-695-7882
Direct: 908-872-5643

Meredith Hammond
NJ Department of Transportation
Office of Community Relations
Phone: 609-963-1982

James Racanelli
NJ Department of Transportation
Emergency Management Coordinator
Office: 732-442-8600 x 5330
Direct: 609-331-4586

SFC Frank Soos
New Jersey State Police
Construction Unit
Office: 609-452-2601
Direct: 973-219-3637

Brian Cooper
Earle Asphalt Company
NJDOT Project Contractor
1800 Route 34
Building 2, Suite 205
Wall, NJ 07719
Phone: 732-308-1113