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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Anna Farneski

RELEASE: January 16, 2003

Route 33 Bypass to open January 17, 2003


(Trenton) – Acting Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere announced today that the Department will open the Route 33 Bypass in Freehold, Monmouth County, at 11 a.m. on Friday, January, 17, 2003.

The 2-mile project is an extension of the Route 33 Freeway from its eastern terminus at Halls Mill Road, in Freehold Township, to east of Fairfield Road in Howell Township. It is a limited access two-lane highway.

The project also includes bridges over Burkes Creek, the NJ TRANSIT Freehold Secondary Line, Long Brook and Fairfield Road.

The exit ramp from Eastbound Route 33 to northbound Howell Road will not open at this time.

“Howell Township, Freehold Township and Monmouth County Officials have expressed safety concerns with this ramp,” said Acting Commissioner Jack Lettiere. “This ramp will remain closed while representatives from NJDOT, Freehold Township and Monmouth County work to resolve those issues.”

The $33.7 million project was a constructed by Ronsangela/Colonnelli Contracting of Cliffwood, NJ.

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