Route 35 ramp closures announced in Neptune City
NJDOT bridge painting work to require sustained closures at interchange with Memorial Drive and Sylvania Avenue
(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced the long term closure of two Route 35 ramp connections for structural steel bridge painting work in Neptune City, Monmouth County.
Beginning on Tuesday evening, October 16, NJDOT’s contractor, Jupiter Painting Contracting Co., will fully close the Route 35 southbound loop-ramp for Sylvania Avenue into Avon by the Sea as well as the Memorial Drive southbound ramp connection to Route 35 southbound at this interchange.
The ramps are anticipated to remain closed to traffic around-the-clock until Friday, October 26. Closing the ramps around-the-clock will help the contractor accelerate structural steel painting work to address the bridge that carries Route 35 northbound over both of these ramps. Painting is an important element to maintaining the structural integrity of a bridge. If the bridge painting work is finished earlier than anticipated, the ramps will be reopened accordingly.
During the ramp closures:
• Route 35 southbound motorists destined for Avon by the Sea will continue south and use the dedicated U-turn ramp located just south of Midway Ice, before the Shark River bridge, to Route 35 northbound to the Sylvania Avenue ramp.
• Memorial Drive motorists destined for Route 35 southbound will be directed to use the ramp for Route 35 northbound to Morris Avenue to U-turn onto Route 35 southbound.
NJDOT is coordinating this work with the nearby Route 35 resurfacing job in Belmar and Wall, just to the south on the other side of the Shark River bridge.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are also encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.