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.