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Work Begins on South Main Street Bridge Project in Manville

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Work began yesterday on the South Main Street Bridge in Manville. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Trees have been cleared on both sides of the Royce Brook in Manville in advance of the 18-month reconstruction project. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Dedication tablet from 1930 is embedded in the concrete bridge. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Traffic will be detoured during the 18-month bridge reconstruction project in Manville. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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MANVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County-owned bridge on South Main Street (CR 533), located between Roosevelt Avenue/Kyle Street and Kennedy Boulevard, will be under construction for the next 18 months.

The existing bridge was constructed in 1930, according t a tablet embedded in the concrete structure.

The span crosses the Royce Brook. Trees have been cleared on both sides of the waterway where the new bridge will be built. 

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The new bridge will be reconstructed in three separate stages, with through vehicular and pedestrian traffic and local business access maintained throughout the project. 

Starting Thursday, Feb. 2, traffic heading southbound on Main Street will be shifted slightly to the east to allow for the demolition and replacement of the western portion of the existing bridge.  Left turn lanes will be temporarily eliminated; motorists should follow the posted signs. 

A full road closure at the bridge with a posted detour will be implemented over approximately 10 evenings between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. at various times during construction.

A number of overhead and underground utility relocations at and adjacent to the project limits also will be performed during construction. 

Somerset County will provide updates during construction to provide advance notice for the various staged traffic shifts and nighttime detour schedules.

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