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Another Lane Change for Route 35 in Seaside

Lanes in Seaside Heights, Seaside Park to be affected

The state Department of Transportation announced a new traffic pattern on Route 35 and Central Avenue northbound in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park as part of the Route 35 reconstruction project continues.

On Monday, March 17, the DOT's contractor will close a portion of Route 35 and Central Avenue northbound from J Street in Seaside Park to Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights for approximately four weeks. The southbound lanes will remain open, transportation officials said.

The affected portion of Route 35 consists of a divided roadway offering three travel lanes with shoulders in each direction through both municipalities. During this stage of construction, the DOT’s contractor will install all necessary utility infrastructure, including drainage systems, and complete a full depth roadway replacement including curbs, sidewalks, and handicap-accessible ramps.

Motorists will be directed to the Boulevard by way of several detours.

Northbound motorists will head east on J Street in Seaside Park, turn left onto the Boulevard, continue to the traffic signal at Hamilton Avenue and turn left and then turn right onto Central Avenue to continue northbound.

Southbound motorists will turn left onto Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights, turn right onto the Boulevard, continue to the stop sign and turn right onto J Street, then left onto Route 35/Southwest Central Avenue to continue southbound.

Businesses along Central Avenue southbound in Seaside Park will remain open in this area with access maintained via O Street, state officials said. Signs will be posted on the Boulevard directing motorists to Route 35 businesses at O Street. 

Residents on the bay side of Route 35 may use O Street or J Street.

Private driveways within the construction zone along the northbound roadway will have access during construction, but may experience temporary access denial while utilities are installed in the roadway adjacent to the driveway, the DOT said. In this event, the homeowner will have advance notice of any temporary inconvenience.

The $265 million reconstruction of Route 35 will be completed in the summer of 2015, though state officials have said they will suspend work during the coming summer season due to traffic concerns.

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