Route 88 bridge over Point Pleasant Canal will be closed overnight this week
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that the Route 88 Bridge over the Point Pleasant Canal in Point Pleasant Borough, Ocean County is scheduled to be closed to traffic for two nights this week.
On Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1, NJDOT will close the bridge to traffic from 9 p.m. to about 6 a.m. the following morning. The closures are necessary for continued maintenance on the electrical system of the vertical-lift bridge. Waterway traffic will not be impeded.
NJDOT will utilize variable message signs on Route 88 to alert motorists of the bridge closures and detour. The following detours will be in place during the closures:
• Route 88 eastbound motorists will take Beaver Dam Road (CR 630) to Bridge Avenue east over the Lovelandtown Bridge to Bay Avenue to Route 88 eastbound.
• Route 88 westbound motorists will take Bay Avenue to Bridge Avenue west over the Lovelandtown Bridge to Beaver Dam Road to Route 88 westbound.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.