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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Mairin Bellack
609-530-4280
RELEASE: March 22, 2019


Route 88 Bridge over Point Pleasant Canal to have overnight lane closures during the week for tower painting

Full closure and detour weeknights necessary in April

(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that the Route 88 Bridge over the Point Pleasant Canal in Point Pleasant is scheduled to have overnight lane closures Monday through Friday nights beginning next week. In April, the bridge is scheduled to be closed and detoured at night for two weeks.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, March 25 until 6 a.m. the next day, and continuing Monday through Friday nights for two weeks, NJDOT’s contractor IEW Corp., will close lanes on the bridge to repaint the towers and counterweights. At least one lane will be maintained in each direction while the work is taking place.

Beginning on April 8, the bridge is scheduled to be closed and detoured overnight from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day, Monday through Friday, for two weeks. The full closure is necessary to lift the bridge to paint components that are not accessible while the bridge is in the down position. The following detour will be in place overnight Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day:

Route 88 Eastbound detour
(April 8 – 19, Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.)

  • Route 88 eastbound motorists will be directed to turn right on Beaver Dam Road/CR 630
  • Turn left on Bridge Avenue east and go over the Lovelandtown Bridge
  • Turn left on Bay Avenue/CR 604 to Route 88

Route 88 Westbound detour
(April 8 – 19, Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.)

  • Route 88 westbound motorists will be directed to turn left on Bay Avenue/CR 604
  • Turn right on Bridge Avenue west over the Lovelandtown Bridge
  • Turn right on Beaver Dam Road/CR 630 to Route 88 westbound

To complete the project, overnight lane closures will be necessary for approximately one week between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day, which is expected to take place Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 29. At least one lane will be maintained in each direction while the work is taking place.

Variable Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 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 www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.
 
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  Last Updated:  March 22, 2019