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IMAGE Ocean County Man Admits Guilt by Failing to Deliver Generators to Customers
Friday, 06 March 2015
FREEHOLD, NJ - An Ocean County man admitted he took thousands in deposits but failed to deliver natural gas-powered electrical generators to desperate customers who paid for the items in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, announced Acting Monmouth... Read More...
IMAGE Investigators Searching for Bank Bandit
Friday, 06 March 2015
Suspect Wearing Black Mask and Black “Brookdale” Sweatshirt FREEHOLD, NJ - Investigators are trying to identify the armed suspect who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Long Branch bank, announced Acting Monmouth County... Read More...
Statement from Senator Menendez in Response to Reports of Federal Corruption Probe
Friday, 06 March 2015
Newark, NJ –   U.S. Senator Bob Menendez made the following statement tonight:  “Let me be very clear:  I have always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law.    Every action I and my... Read More...
IMAGE Talented Young Performers Take the Stage at the 7th Annual Sounds of the Highlands Jr. Concert
Friday, 06 March 2015
Photo: (LtoR) Producer Michele Manegio, Music Director Jose Loo, SOH Jr. singers Valicia Stoeckel & Margeaux Koechlin Atlantic Highlands - Sunday, March 15 at 3:30pm, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents the 7th Annual Sounds of the... Read More...
Sondheim’s ASSASSINS – Relevant Now More Then Ever
Friday, 06 March 2015
NENAproductions Theater Project Produces Seldom Done Musical OCEAN GROVE, NJ - NENAproductions Theater Project will produce Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS opening March 13 at the Historic Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove. During the course of... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Virginian with CP Proves Them Wrong
by Daniel J. Vance
Friday, 06 March 2015
Sometimes the unexpected stories are best. A month or so ago, I received an email request for something completely unrelated to this column and later... Read More...
IMAGE Snowed In
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 06 March 2015
It started during the night and continued the whole day.  This time the weatherman was right.  We got lots of snow.  It was beautiful... Read More...
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by Tom Brennan
Friday, 06 March 2015
The older you get the more coffee you drink.  That would explain the whole coffee with lunch at the diner: http://bit.ly/1B0OBSS Move over craft... Read More...
IMAGE Winter Deja Vu
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 05 March 2015
As winter storm Thor pummels the Mid-west and the Northeast with snow and ice, Governor Christie once again declares a state of emergency, schools... Read More...
IMAGE Winter of Discontent
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Just four months ago, angry and energized voters swarmed to the polls to give Republicans control of the Senate and increase their House of... Read More...

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Work to replace bridge deck to continue through November 

RED BANK, NJ – On or about April 1, Monmouth County will begin a project to replace the bridge deck on the Newman Springs Road bridge (S-16) over the Swimming River just east of the Garden State Parkway. The bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic throughout the project, but motorists should expect delays and plan alternate routes.

To complete the repair work and to continue to accommodate vehicle traffic on the busy stretch of road, the twin two-lane bridges will be reduced to two lanes, one westbound and one eastbound, during the entire eight month construction period. There will also be no access for pedestrians on the bridge during the eight month project.

“Deterioration of the bridge surface over the past four decades has significantly advanced to the point that the entire deck needs to be replaced,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “While the work is critical, we know that it is not practical to take this bridge out of use or create an effective detour.”

The existing concrete decks on both bridges will be completely removed and in their places will be new concrete decks of the same dimensions. Work will also be completed on each of the bridge approaches as well as the curbs and the sidewalks. When finished, all work will meet current design standards.

The project is expected to conclude in late November, weather permitting.

“The replacement work will extend the usable life of this 42-year-old bridge,” Freeholder Director Arnone said. “This bridge is an important link that connects Red Bank and Tinton Falls to Middletown.”

The work will conducted by Rencor, Inc. of Somerville, NJ for a total contract amount of $2,114,109. The State’s Annual Transportation Trust Fund is providing the funding for the project.

The contract also includes the rehabilitation of the Branchport Avenue Bridge (E-20) at Branchport Creek between Long Branch and Oceanport. The scope of this project includes repairs to the existing bridge deck including performing miscellaneous deck, sidewalk and curb spall repairs and the construction of a latex modified concrete overlay on existing bridge deck.

This Branchport Avenue project is expected to begin in April and be substantially complete by Memorial Day weekend.

In the area of the bridge, the roadway will be closed to vehicular traffic, but open to pedestrian traffic,

All work shall be substantially complete before Memorial Day weekend.

The county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering is overseeing the project.