Work on roadway near bridge deck replacement project

RED BANK, NJ – Monmouth County will be milling and paving County Route 520, Newman Springs Road, this week as it moves toward completion of the bridge deck replacement project over the Swimming River.

The roadway will be milled on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in preparation of paving on Friday, Nov. 15. Work will begin at 7 a.m. on both days. All work is weather permitting.

Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to plan alternate routes while this work is completed. The posted speed limit is reduced to 25 mph during this project.

“When this work is completed, the roadway will be reopened to four lanes of traffic,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “The remaining work is on schedule to be completed in December and should have limited impact on the motoring public.”

The bridge has been open to vehicular traffic throughout the project, but traffic through the work area was restricted to a single lane in each direction for much of the project that began earlier this year. Vehicular travel lanes were restored to normal operation last month.

“Deterioration of the bridge surface over the past four decades significantly advanced to the point that the entire deck needed to be replaced,” said Arnone. “The work being completed under this contract will bring this bridge into compliance with current standards and will extend its life by an additional 30 to 40 years.”

The County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering is overseeing this project.