Nine bridges on three mainly two-lane state highways in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex Counties will undergo repair in a two-and-a-half-year project announced today by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)..

Route 88 bridge in Point Pleasant (YouTube)

Work on the spans on Routes 35, 88 and 13 is scheduled for non-rush hours, Mondays through Fridays, through summer 2019. Only one bridge at a time is scheduled to be serviced.

NJDOT advises that it might entail alternating traffic in one travel lane. Department officials call it preventative maintenance to extend the life of each bridge.

Surface repairs include deck patching, curb restoration, expansion joint and header reconstruction, sidewalk and deck crack repairs, drainige maintenance, power washing and corrosion inhibitor application..

Below, they'll fix abutment walls and piers, reinforce epoxy waterproofing, and lubricate bearings.

Check road conditions throughout the state on the NJDOT traffic information web page, or follow the department on Twitter.

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