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Construction On Route 35 To Begin

Both directions of the state highway between 18th Ave. in Wall to the Shark River Bridge in Belmar slated for resurfacing

Repaving of Route 35 from 18th Avenue to the Shark River Bridge in Belmar is slated to begin in two weeks, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday.

The $3 million project, which also includes simultaneous work on Route 34 in Colts Neck, will begin in Belmar with curb reconstruction work the week of Sept. 17. The entire project is expected to be complete by December, the DOT said in a release.

Drivers should expect shoulder and periodic right lane closures during the daytime hours. Repaving will be done at night, the release says.

Single lanes are expected to be shut during nighttime repaving. Reconstruction of the right southbound lane is expected to cause delays. During that portion, drivers will be detoured, the release says.

Minor repairs and pavement work will be done to the Route 35/Route 138 overpass.  Image detection cameras will be installed at the signalized intersections to replace the old underground loop detectors, the release says.

The work is aimed at improving driver safety and extending the usable life of the road, the release says.

Mark Richert September 07, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Frankly, what this road needs are at least one pedestrian activated traffic light, to allow residents to cross to the park. This road is a speedway. It needs major traffic calming. I’ve dealt with NJDOT on Route 71. Frankly, they don’t give a rat’s a** about the state standards listed below, and neither did the city of Belmar. http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/works/njfit/complete.shtm http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/works/njfit/calming.shtm I'm a resident, but frankly, I don't go to the marina very much, as crossing the street takes a 1/2 mile detour and a scary crossing. This is a local road, not just a speedway for tourists, which is something Belmar needs to wake up to. It’s disgusting that my children can’t use a park near my home with ease, never mind ride a bicycle safely during the summer. Clearly, both NJDOT and city of Belmar don’t care about pedestrians, cyclists, children and/or the elderly. This will simply speed traffic with a better road surface.
Beryl Cusic September 07, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Actually, I believe the light at the River Beach is pedestrian activiated and also the one at 8th avenue can be activated by pedestrians. Also, since Route 35 is a state road, not a local road........it really is not a good place for kids, the elderly, dogs, bikes or pedestrians.

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