Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Holiday & Summer Travel Alert

Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement and associated roadway construction activity continues this week Monday through Wednesday, weather permitting, with some new advisories concerning roads, summer Shrewsbury River activity and July 4th holiday time off.

The schedule for bridge work the next two weeks is …

  • Monday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 3, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5 no work is scheduled
  • Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Traffic Pattern Change on the Rumson Side

• Access to Old Rumson Road from Rumson Road has been reconfigured to improve sight distance and reduce conflict points associated with temporary conditions.

Note: This reconfigured traffic pattern is a temporary condition and will be evaluated by Monmouth County and Rumson officials over the coming months as to how it is functioning and if permanent modifications to the original design may be needed.

Roadway and Sidewalk Information

  • The south side (eastbound) sidewalk of the bridge is closed.
  • All roadway and sidewalk travelers should be aware of construction and delivery vehicles entering and exiting the work areas on both sides of Rumson Road in Rumson and on the southbound side of Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright.
  • Temporary delays are possible on any contractor workday due to movement of construction vehicles and equipment.

Waterway Information

  • The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has jurisdiction over the navigational channel and has granted permission for future full and partial closures the contractor needs to construct the two new bridge spans.
  • Please see the Public Notice for information on future changes to the navigational channel. Monmouth County must comply with the dates approved by the USCG.
  • Bridge replacement work activity will continue on both sides of the Shrewsbury River south of the bridge on weekdays. The channel will be open during the summer months.