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Roadwork by the state government will slow down traffic until the autumn on Route 50 from Upper Township to Hamilton Township, the New Jersey Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

One lane on Route 50 and the shoulder of the road are closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. for paving, which started Thursday.

Once the paving is complete, the state will apply a high-friction surface treatment on the 24-mile stretch of Route 50 between Kruk Terrace in Upper Township and Chestnut Street in Hamilton Township, according to the NJDOT.

Work on the road will be restricted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer season because of tourist traffic, according to the NJDOT.

The project, which costs $2.1 million, will treat 20 horizontal curves along Route 50.

The higher pavement friction helps drivers maintain better control while driving in both wet and dry conditions.

This treatment is used in high-crash locations and is proven to significantly enhance motorist safety, according to the NJDOT.

Drivers should be cautious while going near the work zone and expect temporary lane closures and alternating traffic patterns, according to the NJDOT.

Over the course of the project, access to properties and business will be maintained at all times.

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