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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: September 18, 2015

Monmouth Road Bridge over
Route 195 Project to begin

Temporary lane shifts and closures between Monmouth
and Ocean Counties for a new bridge deck replacement project

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a new bridge deck replacement project on Monmouth County Road CR537 over I-195. The project will require lane and shoulder closures, and limited pedestrian access during construction.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, September 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Midlantic Construction, LLC, is scheduled to initiate a new traffic pattern between the towns of Millstone (Monmouth County) and Jackson (Ocean County).

The Monmouth Road Bridge over Route 195 deck replacement project is a $1.8 million federally-funded project, estimated to be completed by summer 2016. NJDOT has designed the replacement work to be performed in two stages and will maintain one lane in each direction at all times allowing traffic to flow through the area, minimizing the effect on motorists. Monmouth Road Bridge is wide enough to allow for the concrete deck replacement to be completed one side at a time. The ramp from eastbound I-195 to eastbound Monmouth Road will be temporarily changed from a yield sign to a stop sign. Pedestrian access across the bridge will be temporarily unavailable during a later stage in construction.

Variable message signs and lane closure signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the deck replacement project. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming road closures.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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