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Pump stations to be turned on to allow manhole structures and drainage connections to be sealed on Route 35 Bay floor silt likely to be stirred up causing cloudy water

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the continuing work to complete the pump stations and drainage system will require turning on the pumps to finish sealing manhole structures and connections to the drainage system. When the pumps are operational the outfall water stirs silt and sand on the bay floor, which can lead to cloudy water.

In order to minimize the turbidity, the Department is in the process of installing marine mattresses on the bay floor where water outfalls into the bay. Marine mattresses are stones enclosed in netting. NJDOT has also filled in the scour holes with clean sand, when the marine mattresses were installed as authorized by the DEP. Clean fill sand commonly contains some level of extremely fine clay particulates.

When the water from the pump stations drains into the bay the fine particulates are stirred up creating the turbidity in the water similar to when a person walks into the ocean and the sand is stirred up turning the water cloudy. The particulates from the clean fill sand are extremely fine and could pass through even the smallest sieve that is about as porous as a stocking. We are working with the permitting agencies to maximize the effectiveness of the mattresses to ensure that all the water from the outfalls drains onto the mattress, which dissipates its velocity and erosive power.

It is necessary to turn the pumps on this week to remove the water that has accumulated in the system so crews can continue sealing the connections between the pipes and the manhole structures. NJDOT has been working with the DEP to ensure the work complies with all environmental requirements. The water from the outfalls has been tested in the past and no problems have been identified. The water will continue to be tested when the pumps are operating.  The DEP in conjunction with the Ocean County Health Department will be sampling water from the drainage system and from the bay when the outfalls are running.

To date NJDOT has sealed all the pipes and 50 percent of the manhole/pipe connections. The sealing of the entire system is expected to be completed this spring.

Route 35 was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  The $341 million reconstruction project began in the fall of 2013 and had an expedited schedule to complete the massive project as soon as possible to prevent another storm from damaging the already compromised drainage system and highway.

Route 35 was completely rebuilt with a new stone-and-asphalt roadway that is two-feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface.  Final paving on Route 35 was completed last fall. The project replaced the old roadway that was eight-inch thick concrete slabs that were more susceptible to damage from a major storm. The project includes a new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 designed to handle 25-year storms and features nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.

 NJDOT has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses. The Department also has a project-specific website that provides information on the construction activity.

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 .

Navigation BulletManhole work on Route 35 requires overnight lane closure in Bay Head and Mantoloking Alternating traffic in place for several nights

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 35 in Bay Head and Mantoloking this week for manhole work.

Beginning at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, November 30 until 6 a.m. the next morning, short sections of Route 35 will be closed with alternating traffic as crews address settlement around manholes. The work is expected to take up to five nights to complete, weather permitting, and will continue overnight each night this week until complete. Crews are expected to begin work near Bridge Street and work south.

Route 35 was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The $341 million reconstruction project began in the fall of 2013 and had an expedited schedule to complete the massive project as soon as possible to prevent another storm from damaging the already compromised drainage system and highway.

Route 35 was completely rebuilt with a new stone-and-asphalt roadway that is two-feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface. Final paving on Route 35 was completed this fall. This week final striping will begin in Lavallette. The project replaced the old roadway that was eight-inch thick concrete slabs that were more susceptible to damage from a major storm. The project includes a new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 designed to handle 25-year storms and features nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.


NJDOT has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses. The Department also has a project-specific website that provides information on the construction activity.

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.

Navigation BulletTraffic Impact Notice - Northbound closure will occur Monday September 14th.

A Traffic Impact Notice is Attached. Please Note: That the Southbound lane and shoulder closure occurred as per schedule yesterday. The Northbound closure will occur Monday September 14th.

(DPM Project) Updated 7 Day Notice: NB Lane and Shoulder Closing

Nature of Work:     Drainage, ITS and Curb Installation

Route/Direction/MP:    Route 35 / NB  / MP 4.0 to 9.04

Municipality/County:  Toms River & Brick Townships & Borough of Lavallette / Ocean County

Anticipated Traffic Impacts: One lane and one shoulder will be closed for the length of the project.

Description of New Traffic Pattern:   One lane and one shoulder will remain open for the length of the project.

Proposed Start Date of New Project:   Monday September 14 (was Tuesday September 8, 2015)

Any other comments:  Perform Paving and remaining work.

Navigation BulletFinal construction to resume on Route 35 after Labor Day in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick - Last section of project to be completed this fall

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced construction will resume on Tuesday, September 8 on the final section of Route 35 that needs to be completed in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick.

The project to totally reconstruct 12.5 miles of Route 35 and add a new drainage system was divided into three geographic sections. Before summer, work on the highway was completed in two of the three sections covering 7.5 miles of Route 35 in Bay Head, Mantoloking, Toms River, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Berkeley.

The Department suspended construction on the remaining five-mile section of Route 35 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick during the busy summer season to minimize the inconvenience to businesses, residents, and vacationers who make the Jersey Shore a prime tourist destination between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

"The Route 35 project has been a priority during my most recent tenure with the Department," NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. "With construction resuming after the busy summer season on the last section of Route 35 that needs to be rebuilt, this massive project is nearly complete."

Route 35 was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The $341 million project began in the fall of 2013 and had an expedited schedule to complete the massive project as soon as possible to prevent another storm from damaging the already compromised drainage system and highway.

Route 35 work

The following work will begin on Tuesday, September 8 in the section between Mile posts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick. In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction. 

  • One travel lane and shoulder will be closed in the southbound direction to complete drainage improvements, curb installation, ADA-compliant ramps, and signal improvements in advance of final paving.
  • One lane and a shoulder in each direction will be maintained.

 Beginning the week of September 14 (Refer to schedule below for locations):

  • Final paving will begin overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the southbound lanes at milepost 8 to milepost 4. One lane and shoulder will be paved at a time.
  • One lane and shoulder will remain open for traffic.
  • This work is expected to be completed in October, when the final paving will then shift to the northbound lanes.
  • Construction will be completed on one last outfall between Bay Avenue and Bay Lane in Brick. Once this work is complete, final paving on Route 35 southbound from milepost 8 to 9 will take place. 
  • While the final pavement is being completed on the southbound lanes, the right lane and shoulder of Route 35 northbound will be closed, with one lane and shoulder maintained for traffic. 
  • The reconstruction of the right shoulder and sidewalks through the six blocks of the Lavallette Business District from Bond Avenue to Brown Avenue will take place. This work is expected to be completed in October. 
  • Once paving on the southbound lanes and shoulder work in the Lavallette Business District are complete, final paving will begin overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the northbound lanes at milepost 4 to milepost 9. One lane and shoulder will be paved at a time, with one lane and shoulder open for traffic.
In addition to the work between milepost 4 and 9, a small section of Route 35 between Harris and Howe Streets in Bay Head will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. beginning on Monday, September 14 with alternating traffic to correct settlement around two manholes. Settlement is often the result of pavement work performed during the winter months, which was necessary on this project because of the moratorium on working in the summer to minimize the impact on summer vacationers and businesses. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
Pump Stations
Crews have nearly completed cleaning silt from drainage pipes and the pump stations in Seaside Park, Seaside Heights and Berkeley Township. As part of the ongoing work to complete the project, crews are continuing to apply hydraulic cement to prevent water infiltration and ensure the system is sealed. Temporary grates at certain inlet locations near pump stations will be replaced with manhole covers.
The Department will be excavating to make adjustments at each of the pump stations.  This work will require the use of machinery and equipment, but will in no way impede traffic or require any digging on Route 35. Installation of final landscaping at all of the pump stations will coincide with these adjustments. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the fall.
"These pump stations will help the region withstand future storms and protect Route 35 from flooding. Our crews have worked closely with local officials and residents to keep them informed and to ensure that work proceeds smoothly," Commissioner Fox said. "Anyone who lives in the area can tell you that the flooding on the roads has been greatly reduced with the new system this summer, even though it is still being completed."
Project Details
In each section of the project, Route 35 was completely rebuilt.  The new stone-and-asphalt roadway is two feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface.  It replaces the old roadway that was eight-inch thick concrete slabs that were more susceptible to damage from a major storm. A new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.

NJDOT has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number,  732-230-7356 , and email address,  restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us  for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses. The Department also has  a project-specific website  that provides information on the construction activity. 
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 .

Navigation BulletTraffic Impact Notice

(DPM Project) 7 Day Notice: Lane and Shoulder Closing

Nature of Work:     Drainage, ITS and Curb Installation on Route 35 NB. Paving on Route 35 NB & SB.

Route/Direction/MP:    Route 35 / NB & SB / MP 4.0 to 9.04

Municipality/County:  Toms River & Brick Townships & Borough of Lavallette / Ocean County

Anticipated Traffic Impacts: One lane and one shoulder will be closed for the length of the project.

Description of New Traffic Pattern:   One lane and one shoulder will remain open for the length of the project.

Proposed Start Date of New Project:   Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM Noon.

Any other comments:  Perform Paving and remaining work.


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Navigation BulletSEASIDE PARK PAVING OF ROUTE 35 NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES

Monday, June 8, 2015

Please be advised that final paving of the Route 35 north and southbound lanes from 3rd Avenue to 14th Avenue in Seaside Park will begin at 6am on Monday, June 8, 2015 and continue throughout the day, weather permitting.

During paving operations access to driveways and on-street parking within this area will be prohibited.  Please use side streets.   Paving of center parking stalls and shoulders will begin on Tuesday, June 9th until completed (weather permitting) but will not require a detour.

Detour for Monday, June 8th:

  • Southbound traffic will be directed to turn right onto North Avenue then a left onto South Bayview Avenue, which becomes Barnegat Avenue, and then turn left onto 21st Avenue in Berkeley to return to Route 35 South.

  • Northbound traffic in Berkeley will be directed to turn left onto 20th Avenue then turn right onto Barnegat Avenue, which becomes South Bayview Avenue, and turn right onto 2nd Avenue in Seaside Park to return to Route 35 North.

  • NOTE: Access to Midway Beach will remain open from the southern end.

Business signs will be located along this temporary detour route to direct motorists through this area.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your continued patience during this critical infrastructure project.  Any questions, please contact the Community Outreach Team at 732-230-7356 or Restore.NJ35@dot.state.nj.us .

Navigation BulletSEASIDE PARK PAVING ON ROUTE 35 SOUTH

June 1 - 2, 2015

Please be advised that final paving of the Route 35 southbound lanes from N Street to 3rd Avenue in Seaside Park will begin at 6am on Monday, June 1, 2015 and Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and continue throughout the day, weather permitting.

During paving operations access to driveways and on-street parking within this area will be prohibited.  Please use side streets and center parking areas along the northbound lanes during this time.

Southbound traffic will be directed to turn left at N Street and travel up to Ocean Avenue then turn right and travel south.  Traffic will return to the Route 35 southbound roadway at 3rd Avenue.  Business signs will be located on Ocean Avenue to direct motorists.  This detour will be in effect starting 6am on Monday and Tuesday and will reopen to traffic at 8pm each evening.  Residents on the Bay side through this work zone will be permitted access at designated cross streets from the northbound lanes.

The northbound lanes through this zone will remain open as well as the northbound center parking areas.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your continued patience during this critical infrastructure project.

Any questions, please contact the Community Outreach Team at 732-230-7356 or Restore.NJ35@dot.state.nj.us

Navigation BulletRoute 35 overnight full closure in Bay Head and Mantoloking rescheduled for  Monday  due to weather - Minor work  tonight  will require alternating traffic

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the full overnight closure of Route 35 for final paving in Bay Head and Mantoloking is being rescheduled for Monday, April 20 because of weather. However, there will be work on Route 35 tonight requiring alternating traffic.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 17, through 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane of Route 35 with alternating traffic between Lyman Street in Mantoloking through Osborne Avenue in Bay Head to level the roadway in preparation for the final paving on Monday. There will be no parking allowed on the shoulder of Route 35 tonight in the work zone.

Mount Street, which was expected to be paved today, also will be paved on Monday, April 20. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  There will be no parking on Mount Street and no access to driveways the day it is paved. NJDOT’s Community Outreach Team will continue to notify residents in advance of work being done. Downer Street, Lyman Street, Goetze Street were repaved this week.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, April 20, until 6 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., will close Route 35 in both directions at Osborne Avenue in Bay Head through Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking for final paving of the highway.

There will be no parking allowed on Route 35 in the work zone and no access to driveways during the overnight closure. Parking will be available on side streets.

The full closure of the roadway is required to apply the surface course of asphalt using a process known as echelon paving. This technique eliminates the seams between lanes, reducing the possibility of roadway deterioration and potholes, which should provide a longer-lasting surface.  A small portion of the project north of Osborne Avenue will be paved using traditional daytime alternating traffic. The following signed detours will be in place Monday night with local police assisting at points along the detour:

Southbound Detour

Southbound motorists will turn right onto Osborne Avenue

Turn left onto Lake Avenue

Continue to Johnson Street then turn right at stop sign and turn left onto Clayton Avenue

Clayton Avenue becomes Barnegat Lane in Mantoloking

Continue to Herbert Street/Route 528 and turn right then immediate left turn onto Bay Avenue

Turn left onto Princeton Avenue then turn right to return to Route 35 South

Northbound Detour

Northbound traffic will turn left onto Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking

Turn right onto Bay Avenue

Continue to Herbert Street/Route 528 and turn right then immediate left on Barnegat Lane

Barnegat Lane becomes Clayton Avenue in Bay Head

Turn right onto Johnson Street then immediate left onto Lake Avenue

Turn right onto Osborne Avenue then turn left to return to Route 35 North

Variable message signs will be used to notify motorists of all traffic pattern changes. 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.

Navigation BulletImportant Update - Route 35 Roadway Reconstruction Project

Seaside Park & Township of Berkeley
Please be advised that the Route 35 northbound and southbound detour at 14th Street will be moved to 10th Street starting Wednesday, March 25th to allow for the contractor to begin excavating the east side/northbound lanes.

Navigation BulletImportant Update - Route 35 Roadway Reconstruction Project

The Borough has received notification from Commissioner Jamie Fox of the New Jersey Department of Transportation that highway reconstruction may be permitted to continue throughout the Summer of 2015. Allowing this work during the beach season will have a significant impact on all aspects of summer life in Lavallette and the entire barrier island including traffic, traffic safety, local businesses, rentals, beach badge sales and alike. It is imperative that our residents, businesses, visitors and guests let their opinions be known regarding this decision. We need your voices heard. Please contact your government leaders and let them know how you feel about the decision to permit highway reconstruction during the summer months. A sample list of various government leaders is provided below:

The Honorable Chris Christie – Governor
Kim Guadagno – Lt. Governor
Lt.governor@gov.state.nj.us
State of New Jersey
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-6000

Jamie Fox, Commissioner
New Jersey Department of Transportation
David J. Goldberg Transportation Complex
PO Box 6000
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-530-3536

Senator James Holzapfel
senholzapfel@njleg.org
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
732-840-9028

Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin
asmmcguckin@njleg.org
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
732-840-9028

Assemblyman David Wolfe
asmwolfe@njleg.org
852 Highway 70
Brick, NJ 08724
732-840-9028

Navigation BulletRoute 35 Reconstruction Project Temporary Road Closure in Mantoloking

Please be aware on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015  the intersection of Barnegat Lane and Lyman Street in Mantoloking will be closed for approximately 2 weeks to accommodate utility work related to the Route 35 project. During this time the intersection will be closed to all through traffic.

Navigation BulletRoute 35 reopened and detour removed today in Bay Head
Traffic shift next week in Seaside Park as the project advances.

December 22, 2014

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced Route 35 has been reopened and the detour removed from the intersection of Delaware Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach to Osborne Avenue in Bay Head as work on that section of roadway has been completed. Read More

This afternoon, Friday, December 19, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., reopened the one block portion of Route 35 from Delaware Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach to Osborne Avenue in Bay Head that had been closed since November 24 to reconstruct the roadway and drainage in this area.

Seaside Park

On Monday, December 22, NJDOT’s contractor Union Paving will shift Route 35 traffic onto the newly reconstructed southbound lanes (west side) between H Street and 5th Avenue in Seaside Park to allow the contractor to begin the road reconstruction on the northbound lanes (east side).

In this section, Route 35 is normally two lanes in each direction with median parking. Currently all traffic is utilizing the northbound lanes (east side), with one lane in each direction.

Southbound traffic will shift to the newly constructed southbound lanes at H Street and return to the northbound lanes at 5th Avenue. Northbound traffic will shift to the newly constructed southbound lanes at 4th Avenue and return to the northbound lanes at G Street.

The newly restored median parking will be available through a portion of this area.

Toms River

Yesterday, Thursday, December 18, Route 35 northbound between Dewey Avenue and 6th Street in Toms River was restored to two lanes. This section of roadway had been reduced to one lane since construction resumed this fall.

Variable message signs will be used to notify motorists of all traffic pattern changes.  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.

Navigation BulletA portion of Route 35 to be closed temporarily in Berkeley

Drainage installation and roadway reconstruction will require a detour

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced Route 35 will be closed between 14th Avenue and 20th Avenue in Berkeley to install drainage pipes and reconstruct the roadway as the project to reconstruct Route 35 advances.

On Monday, December 8, NJDOT’s contractor, Union Paving and Construction, is scheduled to temporarily close a quarter-mile stretch of Route 35 in both directions from 14th Avenue to 20th Avenue in Berkeley. This portion of Route 35 is a single lane in each direction. A temporary detour will be in place until the spring.

Detour Routes

  • Southbound motorists will be directed around the closure by turning right onto 14th Avenue then left onto Barnegat Avenue then left onto 20th Avenue and then right to return to Route 35 South.
  • Northbound motorists will turn left onto 20th Avenue then right onto Barnegat Avenue then right onto 14th Avenue and left to return to Route 35 North.
  • Motorists destined for locations within the closure on the east side of Route 35 will turn right onto 14th Avenue then left onto Barnegat Avenue then left onto 20th Avenue and then left onto Ocean Avenue.
  • Residents whose property is located on the west side of Route 35 will be directed to use 15th Avenue, which will be opened to two-way traffic. Normally, 15th Avenue is one-way westbound. Only local traffic will be permitted on 15th Avenue.  Thru traffic must use the detour routes listed above. 

Variable message signs will be used to notify motorists of all traffic pattern changes.  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.

Navigation BulletA portion of Route 35 to be closed temporarily in Bay Head

Reconstruction will require a detour for several weeks

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced Route 35 will be closed for several weeks from the intersection of Delaware Avenue to Osborne Avenue as the project to reconstruct Route 35 advances.

At 10 a.m. Monday, November 24, NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Company, Inc., is scheduled to temporarily close a one block portion of Route 35 from Delaware Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach to Osborne Avenue in Bay Head to reconstruct the roadway and drainage in this area.

Businesses on Route 35 in this area will be open during construction and local traffic will be maintained up to the point of closure. The work is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

A temporary detour will be in place:

Route 35 Southbound (from Point Pleasant Beach)

  • Follow signs for Route 88 West
  • Turn left onto Bay Avenue
  • Turn left onto Bridge Avenue
  • Turn right onto Route 35 South

Route 35 Northbound (from Mantoloking)

  • Turn left onto Bridge Avenue
  • Turn right onto Bay Avenue
  • Turn right onto Route 88 East
  • Follow signs for Route 35 North

Variable message signs will be used to notify motorists of all traffic pattern changes.  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.

Navigation BulletConstruction To Resume On Route 35 After Labor Day
Motorists Should Be Alert For Multiple Work Zones Throughout The Project

Trenton, NJ –  The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced construction to rebuild Route 35 will resume on Tuesday, September 2. The Department suspended its construction on Route 35 during the busy summer season to minimize the inconvenience to businesses, residents, and vacationers who make the Jersey Shore a prime tourist destination between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Route 35, which is the backbone of the Barnegat Peninsula, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  The project began last summer and substantial progress has been made, including the complete reconstruction of the interchange between Route 37 and Route 35 that serves as a primary way on and off the peninsula.

NJDOT and its contractors have been working with local officials, businesses, and residents throughout the project to minimize the impact of construction on the community and will continue to do so.

The project is divided into three geographic sections, with multiple work zones in each section. The following work is scheduled to start next week for each section:

Mileposts 0-4 in Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction from the entrance of Island Beach State Park, extending through Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River. This section includes the interchange with Route 37, which has been reconstructed and opened before the summer.

  •  To ensure the smooth flow of traffic and reduce possible congestion during the weekend of September 6 and 7 when there are several large events scheduled in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, NJDOT’s contractor, Union Paving & Construction Co., has been very cooperative in working with the community to restrict its work and keep the normal complement of travel lanes open. However, work in the median between L Street and 4th Street will limit parking in the area.

  • Between 5th Street and N Street Route 35 is divided with median parking between the northbound and southbound lanes. The left lane in both directions and the median will be closed for the installation of drainage. A single lane and shoulder in both directions will remain open.

  •  The normal complement of two lanes in each direction will be reopened for the weekend of September 6 and 7. During that weekend, median parking will be limited.

  • Upon completion of the median work, both northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound roadway to allow the complete reconstruction of the southbound lanes.

  •  Between Dewey Avenue and 6th Street northbound traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed left side of the northbound roadway to allow for the reconstruction of the right lane and shoulder in the northbound direction. One lane and a shoulder will be maintained. However, both lanes will be reopened and available for the weekend of September 6 and 7.

  •  Work on the side streets will continue

Mileposts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction.

  • One travel lane will be closed in both the northbound and southbound directions for utility relocation, drainage improvements and paving between Ortley Avenue in Lavallette to Curtis Point Drive at the border of Brick and Mantoloking. One lane and a narrow shoulder in each direction will be maintained. Motorists should drive slowly through the work zone and be alert for traffic shifts. 

  •  NJDOT’s contractor, George Harms Construction Co., has worked with local officials and businesses to limit construction in the Lavallette Business District until later in the fall as best as possible. 

  •  Work on the side streets will continue  

Mileposts 9-12.5 in Mantoloking and Bay Head

  • In this section, Route 35 consists of a single roadway offering just one travel lane in each direction with shoulders. Much of this section has been reconstructed and is complete beginning at Osborne Avenue in Bay Head and heading south. 

  •  In Bay Head, Route 35 southbound traffic will be detoured onto East Avenue from Osborne Avenue to Johnson Street. Route 35 northbound will be shifted onto the newly constructed southbound lane at Johnson Street through Osborne Avenue.

  •  In a separate work zone, the northbound lane will be closed for approximately a half-mile between Herbert Street and Lyman Street, with alternating traffic for the installation of drainage, sanitary sewer, watermains and ITS conduit followed by reconstruction of the road and paving. There will be no parking on Route 35 in the construction zone. Work in this section will take place 24 hours a day from 11 p.m. Sundays through 11 p.m. Fridays.

  • In Mantoloking between Downer Avenue (milepost 9.7) and Curtis Point Drive (milepost 9.0) northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted onto the newly paved Route 35 southbound lane and the southbound shoulder. NJDOT’s contractor, Agate Construction Co., will be doing drainage and sewer installation in the northbound lanes. 

  •  Work on the side streets will continue

Project Details

In each section of the project, Route 35 will be completely rebuilt.  The new stone-and-asphalt roadway will be two feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface.  A new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.

NJDOT has an accelerated schedule for this project to accomplish a massive amount of work in as short a timeframe as possible to bring the shore back better than ever.

NJDOT has a robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses.

NJDOT also has created a project-specific website that provides information on the proposed construction activity.  The site will be updated as work advances. 

Navigation BulletSeptember and Fall / Winter Roadwork Schedule

  • The Route 35 road construction roadwork and lane closures will resume-begin on  Tuesday September 2 at 12 noon .
  • Route 35N will see lane closures-road construction from Bond Avenue north to Curtis Point into the Fall-Winter. The work is 2 phases...one behind the other...1) excavation and installation of new water mains and utility piping...2) excavation of the existing road bed, drainage installation, curbing, road bed reconstruction, and asphalt base paving.
  • Route 35S will see lane closures from Curtis Point south thru Mantoloking Shores, Normandy Beach, Ocean Beach. Excavation, storm drainage and road bed reconstruction will resume and be completed. See comments below.
  • Lane closures should be expected thru Lavallette at the Route 35S traffic lights-intersections. New traffic signal hardware is to be installed. The timeline has not been determined at this point.
  • Work on Route 35N starting at Second Avenue Ortley Beach, will resume after the Mantoloking-Ocean Beach Route 35S work is basically completed. Those work crews will move to Ortley Beach and start going north into Lavallette. This work phase is not  expected  to start until mid-winter...depending on the weather.
  • The proposed work schedule  predicts  no significant work on Route 35N, in the Lavallette area from Ortley Beach border to Bond Avenue, until after Christmas.
  • Finish paving of the existing town  SIDE  streets will not happen until the Fall.

Navigation BulletNJDOT clarifies Route 35 summer work schedule

 The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced an update and clarification on the Route 35 summer work schedule that provides details in addition to those contained in a May 19 press release.

As previously announced, contractors will not be allowed to work on the highway in a manner that restricts travel during the summer. For the holiday weekend, however, the Department will not be able to restore the normal complement of two Route 35 southbound travel lanes in part of the middle section of the project. Motorists will have a just a single lane available to them instead of the normal two lanes from Curtis Point Drive in Brick to Strickland Boulevard in Toms River. NJDOT makes every effort to restore all travel lanes wherever possible during holiday weekends. However, in some cases, such as this one, construction is at a point where all travel lanes cannot be restored.

Two southbound travel lanes will be available to motorists this weekend from Strickland Boulevard to the southern project limits at Island Beach State Park. The full complement of travel lanes will be available during the Memorial Day weekend from 6 a.m. Friday, May 23 through noon, Tuesday, May 27, in all sections of the 12.5-mile-long project except for the southbound side of Route 35 from Curtis Point Drive to Strickland Boulevard. After the holiday weekend, work will continue on the highway for several weeks in most sections of the project before construction activity is restricted for the summer to provide motorists with the normal complement of travel lanes along the entire 12.5-mile project.

Work in part of the middle section of the project, from Curtis Point Drive in Brick to Strickland Boulevard in Toms River will continue on the southbound side of the highway from noon Tuesday, May 27 through Thursday, June 26, leaving just one travel lane for motorists. Work in this section of Route 35 southbound
will be suspended Friday, June 27 through noon, Tuesday September 2, providing two travel lanes for motorists.

In the southern half of this middle section, from Strickland Boulevard to 6th Avenue, motorists will have two travel lanes on Route 35 southbound starting this weekend and continuing through the summer. On all other sections of the highway from Brick to Berkeley, construction will be restricted along the highwayin a manner that allows for the full complement of travel lanes starting Friday, June 13 through noon Tuesday, September 2.

Mileposts 0-4 in Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction from the entrance of Island Beach State Park, extending through Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and
Toms River. This section includes the interchange with Route 37, which has been reconstructed and is
expected to be completed next week.

  • Work on Route 35 will be suspended at noon on Friday, June 13 and will resume no earlier than noon, September 2
  • Work on the side streets will continue throughout the summer

Mileposts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction.

  • Work on Route 35 northbound in the Lavallette Business District between Brown Avenue and Bond Avenue will be halted by 6 a.m. Friday, May 23 and will resume no earlier than noon, Tuesday, September 2
  • Work on Route 35 northbound will be suspended at noon on Friday, June 13 and will resume no earlier than noon, September 2
  • Work on Route 35 southbound from Curtis Point Drive to Strickland Boulevard will stop at noon Thursday, June 26 and will resume no earlier than noon, Tuesday, September 2.
  • The normal complement of two southbound travel lanes from Strickland Boulevard to 6th Avenue will be available starting this weekend and will continue through the summer.
  • Work on the side streets will continue throughout the summer
  • New Jersey Natural Gas will be working in the northbound shoulder as it installs new gas lines

Mileposts 9-12.5 in Mantoloking and Bay Head

In this section, Route 35 consists of a single roadway offering just one travel lane in each direction with
shoulders. Much of this section has been reconstructed and is complete beginning at Osborne Avenue in
Bay Head and heading south.

  • Work on Route 35 and all sides streets will be suspended by 6 a.m. Friday, May 23 and will resume
    no earlier than noon Tuesday, September 2

Navigation BulletNJDOT Commissioner tours businesses in Lavallette and announces Route 35 will be open this summer

Community partnership highlights construction progress and that the shore is open for business

(Lavallette) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson today continued the Christie Administration’s “Listening Tour” to get direct feedback from residents, business owners, and local officials in Lavallette and announced all Route 35 travel lanes will be open this summer.

The concerns expressed by members of the community along the 12.5-mile project have prompted NJDOT to proceed with a plan that does not allow work on the highway during the summer months.

“Route 35 and the many stores, shops, and restaurants in Lavallette and all along the Barnegat Peninsula are open for business this summer,” Commissioner Simpson said.

Commissioner Simpson and NJDOT project team members gathered today in the Lavallette Business District and walked along Route 35 northbound/Grand Central Avenue with Mayor Walter LaCicero and members of the town council, listening to concerns and ideas from business owners and residents. The group made stops at local businesses including Martins Casuals, a recipient of a Sandy Business Development Grant from EDA, the Crab Claw Restaurant, Shaded Visions, and Schlosser Real Estate.

Commissioner Simpson also announced that the interchange between Route 37 and Route 35, which is the main access point onto the peninsula, has been reconstructed is expected to be completed next week.

“This is the best news we have had in months,” Lavallette Business Association President Mark Speaker said. “NJDOT has worked hard to get things as close to normal as possible. There is still work to do, but with Route 35 open northbound and southbound, it will be just tremendous for the summer.”

The following summer work restrictions will be in place for NJDOT contractors:

Memorial Day Weekend

Work will be halted in all three sections for Memorial Day Weekend, between noon on Thursday, May 22 through noon on Tuesday, May 27. 

Mileposts 0-4 in Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction from the entrance of Island Beach State Park, extending through Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River. This section includes the interchange with Route 37, which has been reconstructed and is expected to be completed next week.

  • Work on Route 35 will be suspended at noon on June 13 and will resume on September 3

  • Work on the side streets will continue throughout the summer

Mile posts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction.

  • Work on Route 35 northbound in the Lavallette Business District between Brown Avenue and Bond Avenue will be halted at noon on May 22 and will resume on September 3

  • Work on the other portions of Route 35 northbound and southbound will stop at noon on
    *June 26*  and will resume September 3 *Date Correction*

  • Work on the side streets will continue throughout the summer

  • New Jersey Natural Gas will be working in the northbound shoulder as it installs new gas lines.

Mile posts 9-12.5 in Mantoloking and Bay Head

In this section, Route 35 consists of a single roadway offering just one travel lane in each direction with shoulders. Much of this section has been reconstructed and is complete beginning at Osborne Avenue in Bay Head and heading south. 

  • Work on Route 35 and all sides streets will be suspended at noon on May 22 and will resume September 3

In each section of the project, Route 35 will be completely rebuilt.  The new stone-and-asphalt roadway will be two feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface.  A new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.

NJDOT has an accelerated schedule for this project to accomplish a massive amount of work in a short time frame to bring the shore back better than ever. Construction is expected to be completed in 2015.

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Navigation BulletRoute 35 South Road Crossing Closure Notice

Paving will be taking place from now until Monday April 28, 2014 on 35 South.Crossing Route 35 South will not be possible from President Avenue South to Philadelphia Avenue. Also from Philadelphia Avenue south to New Jersey Avenue. Philadelphia Avenue will be West Bound Traffic must turn before President Avenue, at Philadelphia Avenue or south of New Jersey Avenue to access their west bound destination.

Navigation BulletChristie Administration highlights progress in reconstruction of Sandy-damaged Route 35 on Barnegat Peninsula 4/1/14

Complete Streets proposals for bicyclists and pedestrians detailed Pdf File

(Seaside Heights)  New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today visited with Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers and other local officials to assess progress in the $265 million project to rebuild a 12.5-mile segment of Route 35 on the Barnegat Peninsula that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  

Officials also detailed Complete Street components of the project for pedestrian and bicycle accommodations and previously announced plans to suspend construction activities along most of Route 35 during the summer.

โ€œThe Administration understands that residents and business owners have endured great hardships as a result of Sandy and that they want nothing more than for life to return to normal,โ€ Commissioner James Simpson said.  I am pleased to report that we have made a great deal of progress in seven months, but much work remains.

While work has progressed on schedule in some areas, such as the Route 35/Route 37 interchange in Seaside Heights, unforeseen underground conditions and harsh winter weather challenged contractorsโ€™ efforts to keep pace with a very aggressive schedule.  NJDOT expects most of the work to be completed by the summer of 2015.

The project has been divided into three sections covering mileposts 0-4, 4-9 and 9-12.5, with one construction contract awarded for each section. Major construction activities began this past September and significant progress has been made in all three sections.

Complete Streets

Bicycle Accommodations

The Department also announced that it has made great strides incorporating Complete Streets bicycle accommodations into the project design.  NJDOT plans to create bike lanes on Route 35 for nearly ten miles of the 12.5-mile length of the project. In some areas where space is tight, bicyclists will share the road or be diverted to parallel roads.

The Department has met with officials from all eight municipalities to gain support for the plan that accommodates bicycles and balances the need for parking in some areas.  

Pedestrian Accommodations

The Complete Streets plan for this project includes:

  • 63,000 linear feet of new or rebuilt sidewalk, including a continuous sidewalk along the entire 12.5 miles of the northbound lanes
  • 1,200 ADA ramps
  • 200 pedestrian countdown heads to promote safe use of crosswalks
  • The addition of a Pedestrian Hybrid Signal just north of the Route 37 interchange to promote safe pedestrian access to the bay in Seaside Heights

Construction Progress

Last summer,  Governor Chris Christie announced the start  of the $265 million construction project to rebuild Route 35, a state highway along the New Jersey coastline that sustained heavy damage during Superstorm Sandy.  The federal government will be providing 80 percent of the total project costs with Sandy emergency relief funds, with the balance paid by the state. 

In each section, the highway will be completely rebuilt.  The new stone-and-asphalt roadway will be two-feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface.  A new storm-water drainage system has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into Barnegat Bay.

Contract 1, covering the portion of the project from milepost 9 to milepost 12.5 in Mantoloking and Bay Head, was awarded to Agate Construction Co., for $36 million. In this section, Route 35 consists of a single roadway offering just one travel lane in each direction with shoulders. 

By Memorial Day, when Agate will suspend all work for the summer, 2.5 lanes-miles of Route 35 are expected to be completed, including:

  • both the northbound and southbound lanes from Osborne Avenue to Lyman Street
  • the southbound lane from Downer Avenue to Curtis Point Drive in Mantoloking

Agate also has made significant progress constructing pump stations on Downer and Goetze Street, two of the four pumps stations being built in this section. To date, Agate has installed more than 25,000 linear feet of water, sewer, and drainage pipes.

The Department established a very aggressive construction schedule for the contractors, with the hope that work in this section could have reached substantial completion by this summer.  However, work in this section will need to continue in early September.

Contract 2 covers the section of the highway from milepost 4 to milepost 9, in Brick, Toms River, and Lavallette.  This contract was awarded to George Harms Construction Co. for $101 million.

Route 35 southbound between Strickland Boulevard in Toms River and 6th Avenue in Brick is expected to be complete by summer 2014. To date, the contractor has installed more than 61,000 linear feet of water, sewer, and drainage pipe in this section.

Contract 3 encompasses the southernmost section of the highway between milepost 0 (at the entrance of Island Beach State Park) to milepost 4.  The highway extends through Berkeley, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, and Toms River in this section.  The contract was awarded to Union Paving & Construction Co., at $80.7 million. In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction. 

By the time work on Route 35 is suspended for the summer on  June 13, 2014 , completed work is expected to include:

  • the Route 37 eastbound ramp connection to Route 35 northbound (for Seaside Heights)
  • a stretch of the Route 35 southbound expressway (running along the Barnegat Bay) between 6th Avenue in Ortley Beach (Toms River) and the Route 37 interchange in Seaside Heights
  • the installation of drainage pipes and the rebuilding three lane-miles of Route 35 northbound from Central Avenue/Dewey Drive in Seaside Heights to 6th Avenue in Seaside Park. 

To date, Union Paving has installed more than 20,000 linear feet of water, sewer, and drainage pipe.

Public Outreach

NJDOT has a robust community outreach effort to help residents and business owners communicate their concerns to NJDOT and stay informed of construction activity.  That effort includes a hotline telephone number,  732-230-7356 , and an email address, restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us .

Since July, the public outreach team has handled more than 3,000 emails and hundreds of phone calls, in addition to face-to-face conversations with residents on a daily basis.  In addition, the Department  created a project-specific website  that provides information on construction activity.  The site will be updated as work advances. 

Summer Work Suspension

On March 20, NJDOT announced  the suspension of construction activities  along most of Route 35 during the summer to ease congestion during the busy vacation season. Ten miles of the 12.5-mile construction zone will have the full complement of travel lanes on Route 35 available. This also ensures mobility for emergency responders during the busy summer season and maintains public safety because Route 35 serves as a primary evacuation route for the peninsula.

Navigation BulletSummer Construction Schedule For Route 35 Construction On The Highway To Be Suspended In Most Locations

Christie Administration Announces Summer Construction Schedule For Route 35 Construction On The Highway To Be Suspended In Most Locations;

Limited Work Will Continue In And Brick

() – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the suspension of construction activities along most of Route 35 during the summer to ease congestion during the busy vacation season.

Ten miles of the 12.5-mile construction zone will have the full complement of travel lanes on Route 35 available, which not only improves traffic flow for motorists, but also ensures mobility for emergency responders during the busy summer season and maintains public safety because Route 35 serves as a primary evacuation route for the peninsula.

“Route 35 is the main artery along theconnecting manydestinations,” NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said. “We are working in partnership with our contractors, local officials, and businesses to ease congestion and limit the impact to residents and businesses during the summer, while advancing the project on an aggressive schedule to restore the shore as quickly as possible.”

In the towns of Bay Head and Mantoloking no construction will be allowed on either Route 35 or side streets during the summer. In,, andall construction on Route 35 will be halted, but construction on side streets will continue. In Brick and, at least one lane of Route 35 in each direction will be maintained while construction continues on a 2.5 mile stretch of the highway.

The $265 million project, announced in July 2013 , involves construction activity along a 12.5-mile stretch of Route 35, fromto Bay Head.  The project was divided into three geographical sections, with one general contractor hired for each section.  In addition to the complete reconstruction of the highway and its storm water management system, the project requires work to take place on many side streets between the highway andwhere underground drainage pipes, outfalls, and pump stations are being installed.

Utility crews who do not work for NJDOT may be active in the work zone this summer. In the areas where work will be suspended for the summer, NJDOT contractors will resume construction on Route 35 in early September.  The Department established a very aggressive construction schedule for the contractors, with the hope that the work in the northernmost section, in Mantoloking and Bay Head, could have reached substantial completion by this summer.  However, work in that section will need to continue in early September.

The following summer work restrictions will be in place for NJDOT contractors:

Memorial Day Weekend

Work will be halted in all three sections for Memorial Day Weekend, between noon on Thursday, May 22 through noon on Tuesday, May 27.

Mileposts 0-4 in, , , and

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction from the entrance of, extending through,,, and. This section includes the interchange with Route 37, which is under construction and is expected to be completed by the summer work restrictions.

Work on Route 35 will be suspended at noon on June 13 and will resume on  September 3

Work on the side streets will continue throughout the summer

Mile posts 4-9 in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick

In this section, Route 35 is generally a divided highway, providing two travel lanes in each direction.

Work on Route 35 northbound in the Lavallette Business District betweenandwill be halted at noon on May 22 and will resume on September 3

Work will continue along Route 35 northbound inand Brick as NJDOT’s contractor, George Harms Construction Company, Inc., will follow New Jersey Natural Gas as it installs new gas lines. One northbound travel lane and shoulder will be maintained at all times fromintoin Brick

Work on the other portions of Route 35 northbound will stop at noon on June 13 and will resume  September 3

Work on Route 35 southbound will continue through the summer with one travel lane and a shoulder maintained fromin Brick toin. Two southbound travel lanes will be maintained fromtoinat all times

Work on the side streets will continue throughout the summer

Mile posts 9-12.5 in Mantoloking and Bay Head

In this section, Route 35 consists of a single roadway offering just one travel lane in each direction with shoulders.

Work on Route 35 and all sides streets will be suspended at noon on May 22 and will resume September 3

In each section of the project, Route 35 will be completely rebuilt.  The new stone-and-asphalt roadway will be two feet thick, providing a more stable road and smoother driving surface.  A new storm-water drainage system for Route 35 has been designed to handle 25-year storms and will feature nine pump stations and treatment facilities to filter and purify the storm water prior to discharge into.

NJDOT has an accelerated schedule for this project to accomplish a massive amount of work in a short timeframe to bring the shore back better than ever. Construction is expected to be completed in 2015.

NJDOT has robust community outreach effort that includes a hotline telephone number, 732-230-7356, and email address, restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us for residents to pose questions or provide suggestions as work progresses.

NJDOT also has created a project-specific website that provides information on the proposed construction activity.  The site will be updated as work advances.

Navigation BulletRoute 35 Reconstruction Alert - Traffic Shift from Route 37 3/14/14

NJ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONROUTE 35 NOTIFICATION FOR SEASIDE PARK & SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Please be advised that a portion of Route 35/Northeast Central Avenue will be rerouted to the Boulevard beginning Monday , March 17th (weather permitting) for approximately 4 weeks.  During this time the NJDOT's contractor will install all necessary utility infrastructure and complete a full depth roadway replacement including curbs and sidewalks.

  • This construction work will be within the Route 35 northbound lanes/Northeast Central Avenue between J Street and Lincoln Avenue. Route 35 southbound lanes/Southwest Central Avenue will remain open as they are today. The following detours and access points will be in place during construction:

  • Route 35 Northbound Motorists: Head east on J Street in Seaside Park, turn left onto the Boulevard, continue to the traffic signal at Hamilton Avenue and turn left and then turn right onto Central Avenue to continue northbound.

  • Route 35 Southbound Motorists: Turn left onto Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights, turn right onto the Boulevard, continue to the stop sign and turn right onto J Street, then left onto Route 35/Southwest Central Avenue to continue southbound.

  • Route 35 Businesses : Businesses along Southwest Central Avenue in Seaside Park will remain open in this area and O Street will be the designated thru street to access the business district.  Signs will be posted on the Boulevard directing motorists to Route 35 Businesses at O Street. 

Residents: Residents on the west side (Bay side) of Route 35 through this area may use O Street or J Street.

Navigation BulletRoute 35 Reconstruction Alert - Traffic Shift from Route 37 12/20/13

Beginning on or about  Monday, December 23, 2013 , all Route 35 destined traffic entering the island from Route 37 eastbound will use the Route 35 north ramp.

For traffic destined for Route 35 south, motorists will turn right onto Central Avenue and continue straight following signs for Route 35 south.

Motorists destined for Route 35 north will use the same ramp and continue straight at Central Avenue which will become Route 35 north.

All traffic destined for Route 37 westbound will follow detour signs “To Bridge” via Central Avenue and turn west onto Hamilton Avenue.  This route is the direct approach to Route 37.

Navigation BulletRoute 35 Reconstruction Alert - Seaside Heights / Seaside Park 12/15/13

Route 35 south from Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights to H Street in Seaside Park will be under construction beginning on or about  Tuesday, December 17, 2013 .  Through this area, southbound and northbound traffic will share the northbound lanes with one lane in each direction.

Navigation BulletTraffic advisory for RT35 Reconstruction Project - Seaside Heights / Park

TRAFFIC SHIFTS IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS AND SEASIDE PARK

Route 35 south from Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights to H Street in Seaside Park will be under construction beginning on or about  Tuesday, December 17, 2013 .  Through this area, southbound and northbound traffic will share the northbound lanes with one lane in each direction.

Navigation BulletTraffic advisory for RT35 Reconstruction Project - Bay Head

Route 35 & Mount Street, Borough of Bay Head

The State's contractor will begin the reconstruction of Route 35 from Bridge Avenue to Johnson Avenue on or about  Monday, December 16, 2013 . This mobilization and dewatering operation will require the closure of the Route 35 southbound lane.

Therefore, southbound traffic will be directed to turn left at Osborne Avenue and turn right on East Avenue following East Avenue to its end and then right onto Lyman Avenue and turn left returning back onto Route 35 south.

Northbound traffic will remain on Route 35 through this area during this phase of construction.

Bay Head businesses located on Route 35 will remain open during construction. Signs will be posted through the corridor directing motorists to parking locations for customers.

Additionally, the construction of the Mount Street pump station will commence with preliminary work on or about  Wednesday , December 18, 2013.

Navigation BulletLavallette Holiday Event bound motorists are encouraged to enter the island via Route 37/Mathis Bridge to avoid delays

Please be aware that due to the Route 35 Reconstruction Project, the route to Lavallette has changed since September. Motorists are encouraged to enter the island from the southern bridge to avoid potential traffic delays occurring in Bay Head and Mantoloking. Via Route 37 east, motorists will take the Route 35 South ramp and keep in the left lane. Continue through the "S" curve and remain in the far left lane onto Central Avenue heading north. Continue to Hiering Avenue and turn right. Turn left at the end of the block onto the Boulevard. This will become Route 35 North heading into Lavallette Borough. Construction directional signs are posted throughout this route to assist motorists.

Navigation BulletRoute 35 Reconstruction Alert 12/3/13

Please be advised there will be a traffic pattern change in the area of Toms River and Seaside Heights beginning on or about Monday, December 2nd. Please refer to the attached advisory Pdf File
and map Pdf Filefor details.

Please be advised there will be a traffic pattern change in Mantoloking beginning on or about Tuesday, December 3rd. Please refer to the attached advisory for details .Pdf File

Navigation BulletTraffic Alert – Route 35 Reconstruction Project

Route 35 / NB & SB/ MP 4.0 to 9.7
Toms River and Brick Townships, Boroughs of Mantoloking and Lavallette / Ocean County

Complete reconstruction of the NB & SB Roadway, including utility relocation, drainage, improvements and paving. 

Anticipated Traffic Impacts: Lane and Shoulder Closing on the South Bound Roadway.

Description of New Traffic Pattern:   Long Term Right Lane and Shoulder Closure. One Lane to be maintained.

Proposed Start Date of New Project:   Tuesday September 3, 2013

Initially, the Left Lane will be temporarily shut down in order to perform striping in the Left Lane. Traffic will then be shifted to the Left Lane or Left Shoulder, so that the Right Lane and Shoulder can be closed.
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