Motorist should expect delays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Beginning today, there will be intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Hubbard Avenue and other roads on the Middletown side of the West Front Street Bridge.
The work being is done by the County in preparation of the Jan. 2 closure of the WestFrontStreetBridge.
“This work needs to be done in advance of the closure so that the local roads can adequately handle the detours that will be put into place during the prolonged closure,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering.
On Jan. 2, work will begin to connect the new bridge to the Middletown and Red Bank shorelines. This work will take approximately four months to complete.
This work will also require the detouring of traffic away from West Front Street. Signed detours will be in place.
Motorists should expect travel delays in the area while this work is completed.
The bridge contractor, Agate Construction of Ocean View, NJ is on track to complete the opening of the new bridge to traffic by May 2015.
The West Front Street Bridge has remained open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for most the project.