Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Traffic is shifted into eastbound lanes
Both westbound lanes of the Route 88 bridge in Point Borough are closed today until 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes allowing one lane of traffic in each direction. This work will be coordinated with the ongoing work at this structure by the Army Corps of Engineers, says the DOT. Editor's Note: Patch was not informed of this until this morning and is posting this story shortly after getting the information. Information will be updated if any further information is announced.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Plan to close bridge in Point Pleasant cancelled due to high winds
The Route 88 bridge will remain open tonight, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The original plan was for the bridge to be closed tonight until 5 a.m. Friday so a contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers could do work. However, "due to higher than normal winds they will not be working tonight and therefore the expected closure of the Rt 88 drawbridge will not be necessary tonight," according to a statement the DOT released Thursday night. Work will be done sometime after New Year's Day.
Monday, December 10, 2012
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: 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 …