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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley
RELEASE: August 3, 2012

Route 35 resurfacing contract announced
in Monmouth and Middlesex counties
NJDOT to address sections of deteriorated highway for a safer, smoother ride

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced a resurfacing and roadway repair project to address deteriorated sections of pavement on Route 35 between Middletown in Monmouth County and South Amboy in Middlesex County.

The project will mill and repave Route 35 at the following locations:

Route 35 northbound
• from the vicinity of Ann Court in Hazlet (milepost 42.6) to just north of Prospect Avenue in Aberdeen (milepost 44.48).
• from Birchwood Drive/Raritan Blvd (milepost 45.7) to south of the Cheesequake Creek bridge in Old Bridge (milepost 47).
• from south of Morgan Avenue in Sayreville (milepost 47.4) to the Route 9 merge in South Amboy (milepost 49.35).

Route 35 southbound
• from the vicinity of Union Avenue/Centerville Road in Holmdel (milepost 40.7) to Cherry Tree Farm Road in Middletown (milepost 39.4)
• from south of the Route 36 interchange in Keyport (milepost 43.3) to Hazlet Avenue in Hazlet (milepost 42.3)
• from north of Prospect Avenue in Aberdeen (milepost 44.48) to the Matawan Creek bridge at the Keyport/Aberdeen border (milepost 44.25).
• from south of the Cheesequake Creek bridge (milepost 47) to Birchwood Drive/Raritan Blvd in Old Bridge (milepost 45.7).

NJDOT’s contractor, Joseph DeFino Trucking Co., is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities including site mobilization, joint-cutting and resetting manhole covers next week in Old Bridge, working south.

Mainline milling and paving work will begin this fall. Work requiring single-lane closures will be performed during overnight hours in order to minimize traffic impacts on Route 35, a heavily traveled shore route in central New Jersey. Access to all businesses and residences along the state highway will be maintained throughout construction.

The project will improve motorist safety and extend the pavement lifespan along the full width of the roadway at each location, including all travel lanes, turn lanes, shoulders and median openings.

Upgraded signage, roadway striping and guide rail will also be provided as needed. New image detection cameras will be installed at certain intersections to replace the existing, underground loop detectors. These cameras are linked to traffic signals and help maximize the capacity of Route 35.

The $3.9 million project was designed in-house by NJDOT engineers. Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2013.

Variable message signs will notify motorists of upcoming traffic pattern changes. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information.

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  Last Updated:  August 6, 2012