County on scene for maintenance

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The bridge on West Front Street over Swimming River will be closed from 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 to 6 a.m. on Friday, August 9 for routine maintenance.

While the bridge connecting Middletown and Red Bank is closed, traffic between Rector Place and Hubbard Avenue is being detoured. Signs will be posted.

“County crews will be working through the night with the intention of reopening the busy thoroughfare by the morning rush hour,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “The County understands the inconvenience that this closure will have on the motoring public in the area. Our first concern is for the safety of the travelling public and the County will work to get the road reopened as quickly as possible.”

In total, the county maintains of approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 980 bridges and culverts and 250 traffic signals and beacons. 

If an adjustment to the work schedule is necessary, updates will be posted to the County’s website at