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Traffic Alert: Route 37 Closure Rescheduled for Friday Night

State highway expected to be closed from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Detours will be in effect Friday night when a portion of Route 37 at the Lakehurst Circle is closed.

The state highway will be closed between about 8 and 9:30 p.m. near Brown Avenue. 

Detours will be in place for motorists heading in both directions. Westbound traffic on Route 37 is expected to be diverted to Colonial Drive, where motorists can then take Route 70 west and bypass the closure. Eastbound traffic can take Route 70 to Colonial Drive and rejoin Route 37.

Authorities had originally planned to close the section on Monday night, but weather concerns have forced the change to Friday.

Traffic Light Activated for Parkway Exit 83

The new trafic light at Intermediate Way and Route 571 for Exit 83 is now live. The signal is currently directing traffic along the two roads and turning to or from Bey Lea Road and Intermediate Way.

The new signal is part of ongoing reconstruction of Garden State Parkway Exit 83, where a new access road will connect Bey Lea and Intermediate roads to the parkway, and also provide a bypass to Route 166.

Route 37 Bridges Suspend Scheduled Repairs

Repairs along the Route 37 corridor from Seaside Heights to Toms River were suspended in anticipation of seasonal traffic.

The state DOT said its routine maintenance program ends along the corridor on or before May 15, due to predicted increased traffic for the summer season. The ongoing repairs, which included bridge painting and lane restriping, may pick up again in the fall.

For a real-time traffic map of delays, construction and accidents in Toms River, click here.

Martin May 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
No reason is given for the closure of Rt. 37. Could it be repaving? A Friday night doesn't sound like the ideal time to mess up shore-bound traffic. Our state tax dollars at "work."
1stcav May 18, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Fri. night on the beginning of the weekend...good move...who runs that department a 12 yr. old ?????
barbara May 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Glad the bridge repairs suspended, i have to go to a birthday party in seaside tomorrow and probably going to be alot of traffic with the festival and all.

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