Scattered showers toss a wrench into the plans for the full closure of Route 35 for final repaving through Bay Head and Mantoloking. New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials now set it for Monday, April 20 - but caution that there will be a partial closure anyway tonight.

Traffic alternates through one lane between Lyman Street in Mantloking and Osborne Avenue in Bay Head from roughly 8 PM tonight until 8 AM Saturday while Agate Construction crews level the road surface for the repaving. Parking on the shoulder will not be permitted tonight.

The repaving of Mount Street also moves to Monday, 7 AM until 4 PM, with no parking on the sidestreet during the project. NJDOT says its outreach team will notify residents about upcoming work on Downer, Lyman and Goetze Streets.

Then on Monday night at 9 PM, the full highway closure goes into effect until 6 AM Tuesday between Osborne Avenue in Bay Head and Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking. Side street parking will be available, according to NJDOT.

The detour takes drivers through a series of lefts and rights along Osborne Avenue, Lake Avenue, Johnson Street, Clayton Avenue/Barnegat Lane, Herbert Street/Rte. 528, Bay Avenue, and Princeton Avenue.

According to NJDOT specs, the new pavement is stone and asphalt, and includes an upgraded drainage system with nine pump and treatment stations to filter runoff before it's discharged into Barnegat Bay.

The asphalt application method, echelon paving, is designed to extend the road surface life by eliminating between-lane seams,giving potholes and deterioration less room for growth, NJDOT said.

NJDOT created a website specifically about the project that features evolving construction details. They also take e-mails at restore.nj35@dot.state.nj.us or phone calls at 732-230-7356.