Curb repair work to lengthen your daily commute in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
A heads up for drivers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties that'll affect your daily commute.
The NJ DOT has begun curb repair work along Route 37 in Toms River between Fischer Boulevard to west of the Garden State Parkway every Monday thru Thursday for the next few weeks.
Shoulders will be closed from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, and it'll be single lanes from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
DOT Officials say this project, which includes resurfacing four miles of Route 37, was expedited because of the poor condition of this portion roadway following the harsh winter.
Work will not be done Friday through Sunday, they said, to minimize the effect on summer shore traffic.
However, starting Monday, August 13, from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. and continuing Mondays through Thursdays, overnight milling and paving is scheduled to require shoulder and/or lane closures on Route 37, and is expected to be continue into the fall.
This of course coincides with the long-term upgrades along the Route 37-166 area in Toms River that have brought drivers and businesses to a boiling point as well as some local officials.
A request for an update on this project to the NJ DOT by WOBM News has not yet been returned.
Meanwhile in Monmouth County, the same time frame over on Route 35 in both directions affecting Neptune City, Middletown and Keyport drivers.
Starting this week on Wednesday, August 1, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and continuing Monday through Thursday for next few weeks crews are scheduled to temporarily close shoulders 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and single lanes 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for daytime concrete repair work along Route 35 in both directions between Evergreen Avenue and Bradfiske Avenue in Neptune City, Lake Shore Drive and Green Oak Boulevard in Middletown, and Cherry Tree Farm Road/CR 516 in Middletown and Matawan Creek in Keyport.
Starting on Monday, August 20 from 8:0 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, overnight milling and paving is scheduled to require shoulder and/or lane closures on Route 35, and is expected to continue into the fall.
The $12,900,000.00 million state-funded resurfacing project will mill and pave 10 miles of Route 35 and four miles of Route 37 and the contractor will reconstruct sections of sidewalk and curb, and install imaging, radar, and loop detection systems.
The Route 37 portion of the project is expected to be completed this fall and the Route 35 portion is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.
Variable message signs and detour signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with the resurfacing project.
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.
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