Final Paving of Route 35 through Mantoloking and Bay Head Underway
Expect delays and detours all week as final paving is underway of Route 35 and some side streets through Mantoloking and Bay Head.
Goetze Street, Mount Street, Downer Avenue and Lyman Street are being paved during work hours, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to Bay Head Police Sgt. John LaSpina.
On Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Route 35 is scheduled to be paved between Princeton Avenue and Curtis Point Drive in Mantoloking, with a single lane of alternating traffic.
On Friday, Agate Construction Company, plans on closing Route 35 in both directions, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving from Osborne Avenue in Bay Head to Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking.
Sgt. LaSpina is encouraging motorists to check for updates at www.511nj.org. He's also advising drivers to use caution and to obey the posted detours.
"If there are cones up in the roadway that are blocking a road, we wouldn't want to have motorists coming and moving cones and trying to access the roadway when the roadway is closed," said LaSpina.
Local police are stationed at points along the detour. Motorists heading southbound will turn right onto Osborne Avenue, turn left onto Lake Avenue, continue to Johnson Street, then turn right at the stop sign, and turn left onto Clayton Avenue. Clayton Avenue becomes Barnegat Lane in Mantoloking. Drivers will continue to Herbert Street/Route 528 and turn right, then make and immediate left turn onto Bay Avenue, turn left onto Princeton Avenue, and turn right to return to Route 35 South.
Motorists heading northbound will turn left onto Princeton Avenue in Mantoloking, turn right onto Bay Avenue, continue to Herbert Street/Route 528, turn right and then immediate left on Barnegat Lane. Barnegat Lane becomes Clayton Avenue in Bay Head. Drivers will then turn right onto Johnson Street, then make an immediate left onto Lake Avenue, turn right onto Osborne Avenue, and turn left to return to Route 35 North.
The paving project is part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) massive $310 million reconstruction project following Super storm Sandy.