Construction resumes on Route 35 in Ocean County

     Route 35 in Lavallette on Labor Day. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Route 35 in Lavallette on Labor Day. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    The final phase of the Route 35 reconstruction project is underway in Lavallette, Toms River, and Brick, state officials said.

    Crews began working on the barrier island roadway today after a summer hiatus. 

    “With construction resuming after the busy summer season on the last section of Route 35 that needs to be rebuilt, this massive project is nearly complete,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said.

    Crews will undertake drainage improvements, curb installation, American Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, and signal improvements in advance of final paving, according to a New Jersey Department of Transportation release.

    One lane and a shoulder in each direction will be open during the work.

    During the week of Sept 14., crews will conduct final paving during the overnight hours, completing the southbound lanes in October and then shifting to the northbound lanes.

    The state also plans miscellaneous improvements.

    The $341 million project along the 12.5-mile stretch of roadway began in the fall of 2013. The state finished work on two of the three corridor sections through Bay Head, Mantoloking, Toms River, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley (South Seaside Park) in June.

    Click here for construction specifics. 

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