DOT Updates Waretown Creek Bridge Project

By Eric Englund | Oct 30, 2019

Waretown — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials have announced that Route 9 traffic will be restored to its original and final configuration as the bridge over Waretown Creek construction project in Ocean County nears completion. The $3.1 million federally funded project replaced the bridge, located between Bryant Road and Birdsall Street in Ocean Township. The project was advanced in stages to minimize the disruption to traffic.

NJDOT’s contractor, Earle Asphalt, has begun removing the current crossover traffic pattern. It will mill and pave the bridge approaches, and restore Route 9 traffic in both directions to its original configuration.

“The traffic shift will be implemented using an alternating traffic pattern overnight with flaggers on both ends of the bridge,” the DOT announced in a recent release. “Upon completion, the road will be in its final configuration with one 12-foot travel lane and one 8-foot shoulder in both directions.”

The DOT said subsequent daytime shoulder closures and an overnight alternating traffic pattern may be required in upcoming months to allow for final construction that will include permanent striping, rumble strip installation and landscaping. Project completion is expected in the spring.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website 511nj.org and the NJDOT Facebook page for project updates. E.E.

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