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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mairin Bellack
Brian Ahrens
RELEASE: September 25, 2019

Route 35 Bridge over Ashley Avenue lane closures begin Friday in Brielle, Monmouth County

Southbound traffic will be shifted onto northbound lanes

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift as the Route 35 Bridge over Ashley Avenue replacement project resumes in Brielle, Monmouth County. 

Beginning at 11 p.m., Friday, September 27 until 6 a.m. Sunday, September 29, NJDOT’s contractor Ritacco Construction, Inc., will close the left lane in each direction on the bridge to set up a traffic shift to allow for demolition and reconstruction of the southbound bridge deck.

By Sunday morning, the southbound side of the bridge will be closed with one lane of traffic maintained in each direction on the northbound side of the bridge.  This configuration will remain in place through the end of the project, which is estimated to be complete by spring of 2020.

The northbound side of the bridge was closed for reconstruction in September 2018.  It was completed and reopened in May 2019. 

The $6.8 million dollar federally-funded project is replacing the girders, deck, parapets, sidewalk, and other improvements to the superstructure, substructure, lighting, and approaches to the bridge. The project is designed in stages to minimize impacts to traffic.

Advance warning and variable messaging signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 

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 or on the NJDOT Facebook page.            

Please note, the NJDOT Communications Office has a new phone number – 609-963-1975.

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  Last Updated:  September 25, 2019