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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley

RELEASE: February 28, 2011


NJDOT announces traffic shifts on Route 88 bridge over Point Pleasant Canal

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced an upcoming traffic pattern switch on the Route 88 Bridge over the Point Pleasant Canal in Point Pleasant Borough, Ocean County.

On Wednesday, March 2, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction, is scheduled to reopen the right lane on Route 88 westbound, returning that side of the highway to the normal two travel lane configuration.

The right lane on Route 88 eastbound will then be closed, reducing that side of the highway to one lane over the bridge. At the Route 88 eastbound intersection with Herbertsville Road/Beaver Dam Road the right lane will be temporarily converted to a Right Turn Only lane and the left lane will handle through traffic over the bridge.

This new traffic pattern is expected to remain in place for approximately two to three weeks. The original traffic pattern is expected to be fully restored on Route 88 in April.

All work is weather dependent.

NJDOT is repairing the mechanical and electrical systems on the Route 88 Bridge and also installing new barrier gates. This work is part of a $17.8 million contract that includes mechanical and electrical improvements to the Route 71/Main Street Bridge over Shark River that connects Belmar Borough and Avon-By-The-Sea in Monmouth County.

The work at both locations is expected to be complete in May 2011.

NJDOT provides emergency roadway information, construction schedule updates and real time traffic information and images at www.511nj.org

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