Route 88 Bridge to be Closed Overnight Monday

Closure to allow Army Corps of Engineers to perform underwater work

The Route 88 Bridge over the Point Pleasant Canal in Point Pleasant Borough is scheduled to be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The state Department of Transportation is closing the bridge overnight to allow for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform necessary underwater work in the canal at this location.

A prepared statement from NJDOT says:

"NJDOT will utilize variable message signs on Route 88 to alert motorists of the bridge closures and detour. The following detours will be in place during the closures:

  • Route 88 eastbound motorists will take Beaver Dam Road to Bridge Avenue east over the Lovelandtown Bridge to Bay Avenue to Route 88 eastbound.
  • Route 88 westbound motorists will take Bay Avenue to Bridge Avenue west over the Lovelandtown Bridge to Beaver Dam Road to Route 88 westbound.

The work is being done under an NJDOT regional Highway Occupancy Permit, and further closures are expected. NJDOT will provide notification in advance of any future bridge closures, as they are scheduled.

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."

bayboat December 10, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Dredgeing? Bulkhead repair?


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