Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge and Roadwork Travel Advisory

This week, the usual schedule of construction work on the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement will stay the same, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday, weather permitting.

However, there are other projects in progress in Rumson in close proximity to the bridge, adding to the status quo travel advisory this week.

“New Jersey American Water will be conducting roadwork on Rumson Road tomorrow, May 17, from the hours of 10 a.m. through 7pm. Rumson Road will be closed eastbound at Fair Haven Road. All traffic will be detoured Northbound on Fair Haven Road to Ridge Road. Westbound Rumson Road will be closed at Bellevue Ave. Traffic will be detoured Northbound to Ridge Road,” Rumson police said in a released statement. “HEAVY Traffic is expected along with delays. Please avoid the area if possible.”

Pothole repair is set for Friday. This means …

  • Expect alternating traffic on Rumson Road (CR 520) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. due to pothole repairs.
  • Flaggers will assist with traffic control.
  • Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

Construction and delivery vehicles will continue to be in the area. This means …

  • Temporary delays are possible on any contractor work day as construction and delivery vehicles enter and exit the work areas.

The eastbound sidewalk on the bridge remans closed. This means …

  • The sidewalk on the south side of the bridge will be closed until further notice.
  • Sidewalk users should cross at the pedestrian striping at the new island at Old Rumson Road to access the north side (westbound) walkway.

Construction work continues in the Shrewsbury River. This means …

  • Bridge replacement work is ongoing on both sides of the river south of the bridge.
  • The 65-foot navigational channel width is expected to remain in effect until the fall of 2023.
  • Please see the Public Notice for information on future changes to channel access.

In Memoriam: Former Fair Havenite, Planning Board Member, Dwight Macock, 70

Dwight’s greatest love was his family, who will always be thankful for his constant gentle guidance and support. He especially enjoyed sharing his love of reading, music and sports with his three grandsons, taking them on countless fun-seeking adventures, from mini-golf, arcades, and go-carting to music shows, barbecues, and boat ridesDwight also enjoyed hiking, skiing, and biking, with many family vacations planned around exploring the outdoors. From rocky coastal paths in Maine, to horseback rides in Yosemite, to encountering bears in Alaska, he inspired and encouraged his family to travel and create memories that will be cherished forever.” ~ Dwight Macock’s family

Former longtime Fair Havenite and borough Planning Board member, Dwight Macock, more recently of Oceanport, passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was 70.

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