Transportation

August 13, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The mayors of Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea are scheduled to meet with state transportation officials on Thursday, August 16 to discuss plans to close the Main Street/Route 71 bridge for a two-month repair project. The meeting comes in response to objections registered last week by ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar officials are fighting back against the state’s latest plan to close the Main Street/Route 71 bridge for two months beginning in September for repair work. The borough and neighboring Avon-by-the-Sea were recently notified of the project to replace the span’s guardrails and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Overnight repaving of six miles of Route 18 — from Texas Road in Marlboro to Rues Lane in East Brunswick —  began July 30, according to the N.J. Department of Transportation. Temporary lane changes will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to make way for the resurfacing work by Earle ...

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BELMAR, NJ — State transportation officials confirmed yesterday that the Main Street/Route 71 bridge over the Shark River will be replaced with one just like it — a low-level movable span that will stand several feet taller and will be situated about three feet west of the current bridge. During ...

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NEPTUNE/NEPTUNE CITY, NJ — The Neptunes are once again united via the East End Bridge over the Shark River. Monmouth County and local officials gathered this morning, May 17, on the bridge before it was reopened following a seventh-month closure. The bridge, which links Shark River Hills in ...

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BRIELLE, NJ — Closed for nearly six months, the Glimmer Glass Bridge opened on May 4, restoring a vital connector between Brielle and Manasquan for motorists and pedestrians. Boat traffic can expect a return to the normal, seasonal bridge opening schedule as well. Structural repairs to the ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — There were plenty of comments and questions from the public yesterday on the state’s plans for the Main Street/Route 71 bridge. But one thing was certain from the start: A 61-foot fixed span to replace the much-smaller drawbridge over the Shark River is not an ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The public will get its first look at preliminary plans to improve the Main Street/Route 71 bridge today, April 24 at the Avon-by-the-Sea Municipal Marina. N.J. Department of Transportation (DOT) officials will host the informational session from 4 to 7 p.m. at the marina, located ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Last year’s hike in the New Jersey gas tax has found its way to Belmar — in the form of a $350,000 road improvement grant. The borough is among 505 municipalities that will receive more than $161 million in Municipal Aid grants, representing the largest distribution provided ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Main Street in Asbury Park will be placed on what the state Department of Transportation calls a “road diet.” As part of a two-year road improvement project that started this week in Allenhurst, a new striping plan along Main Street in Asbury Park will entail trimming the number of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The rush-hour schedules for several North Jersey Coast Line trains have been adjusted — and another train in the afternoon has been canceled — as the result of Amtrak track work at Penn Station in New York that starts today, January 8. NJ Transit has announced the following schedule ...

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BELMAR, NJ — State transportation officials have taken the first step toward further improving — or even replacing — the Main Street/Route 71 Bridge over the Shark River. The N.J. Department of Transportation recently surveyed residents, businesses and other stakeholders in Belmar and ...

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BRIELLE, NJ — The Glimmer Glass Bridge, a vital connector between Brielle and Manasquan, will remain closed for at least the next eight weeks as work begins to make necessary repairs. The bridge along Fisk Avenue had been slated to reopen on November 16 after scheduled routine maintenance by the ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ —  AAA forecasts 50.9 million Americans, including nearly 1.3 million in New Jersey, will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday. The 2017 Thanksgiving weekend will see the highest travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million Americans left their ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — After many years of organizing, planning and fundraising, a nearly 40-mile portion of Route 35 honoring the “Chosin Few” — veterans of a renowned battle during the Korean War — has been designated between Brielle and Aberdeen. The recently dedicated “Chosin Few Memorial ...

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