Monmouth County DWI Task Force officials have announced that there will be a DWI checkpoint starting on Friday night and running into early Saturday morning.Continue reading Friday Night DWI Checkpoint Set
This week’s Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement construction activity will continue, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. More girder deliveries and curb installation is planned for most of the week.Continue reading Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Travel Alert
No horsing around. Sometimes it’s just all about a Monmouth County girl, her miniature horse and some big advice.
The girl? That’s 17-year-old incoming Freehold Township High School senior Dallas Blair, the new New Jersey Miss Agriculture USA 2024. The mini horse? That’s 8-year-old Daisy in the stable, or Chrome’s Oops a Daisy in shows. Her equine stage name, in other words.
And speaking of words, if you happened to see Daisy and Blair at the 4-H tent at Monmouth County Fair on Sunday or sometime last week, you may have not only been treated to a good showing. Blair may have horse-whispered her words of teen “love what you do” wisdom to you.Continue reading Living the Dream: A Girl and Her ‘Oops a Daisy’ Horseplay
This week’s Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement activity remains status quo. It continues Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day, weather permitting, with a few new notes to roadway and sidewalk users.
Monmouth County officials advise …Continue reading Weekly Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Travel Advisory
Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement construction activity continues this week as developments maintain status quo.
The work this week will continue during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..
During these time slots, Monmouth County officials advise …
Roadway and sidewalk travelers …
- 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 work day due to movement of construction vehicles and equipment.
- The eastbound sidewalk on the bridge has been reopened for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Waterway travelers …
- Bridge replacement work activity continues on both sides of the Shrewsbury 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.
The weekend’s drenching, flooding rainfall has stopped; and, the halt was just in time to keep Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement activity status quo.
Monmouth County officials have announced that construction work for Monday through Friday will continue at the latest usual hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the slightest of changes in the travel advisory.
Here’s what’s happening this week …
Construction and delivery vehicles will continue to traverse 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 is 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 activity is continuing 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 Fall 2023.
- Please see the Public Notice for information on future changes to channel access.
In this week’s Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement travel advisory for the area, Monmouth County officials are alerting drivers that they should allow for extra travel time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, in particular.
Construction work is anticipated to continue during the hours of anywhere from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with variations noted below.Continue reading Weekly Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Replacement Travel Advisory
Longtime Monmouth County Park System Director Jim Truncer passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, at his Allentown home, surrounded by family. He was 86.Continue reading Remembering 58-Year County Park System Director Jim Truncer
The Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement is well underway. Here’s a photo gallery from a bit earlier in the fall and the latest update on construction directly from Monmouth County officials, including a travel advisory for Rumson-Fair Haven and Sea Bright area residents …
(Click on one of the photos in the above gallery to enlarge and scroll for an interesting close-up view of the activity and the original bridge.)
The following is bridge replacement activity, by area, for the week of Dec. 19. All work is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
In Rumson and Sea Bright …
- Two bridge pile deliveries are scheduled per day, Monday through Thursday.
- Uniformed police will assist with traffic control during the deliveries.
- Deliveries may now be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will continue to avoid school drop off and pick up times. If the schedule changes based on field conditions, delivery may occur after 3:30 p.m..
- For safe passage of all, the traffic delivery pattern involves temporary disruption of vehicle and pedestrian movement over the bridge and may affect traffic flow on Ocean Avenue (Route 36) in Sea Bright and Rumson Road (CR 520) in Rumson.
- During staging of the pile deliveries, vehicle traffic across the bridge will be alternated in the westbound lane and the eastbound sidewalk will be closed.
- During lifting and moving of the bridge pile to the trestle in the river, both travel lanes and sidewalks will be closed for approximately 10 minutes.
- Additional bridge pile deliveries are anticipated every week, weather permitting. With each delivery, vehicles and pedestrians may expect temporary lane and sidewalk closures as noted above.
- Bridge openings for marine traffic will not be affected by the pile deliveries.
In Rumson …
- Rumson Road will continue with one lane in each direction until further notice.
- Flaggers or police officers may assist with traffic control during movement of construction equipment.
On the Shrewsbury River …
- Work activity will continue in the water south of the bridge on both sides of the river.
- The navigational channel width has been reduced from 75 to 65 feet. The reduction is expected to remain in effect until the fall of 2023.
Yes, you can cross that Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge when you get to it. But there will be some intrusions through Thursday.
The long-planned new bridge is being constructed, as planned, parallel to the old, still standing bridge. However, the activity surrounding the bridge replacement may cause some disruptions in traffic flow to and from Rumson and Sea Bright for those few days, so Monmouth County officials have released a summary of what’s going on and where through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a look at the gallery above for a glimpse into the project (CLICK on one photo to enlarge and scroll.)
They have advised that people should be aware of the following travel disruptions:
Rumson Road, Rumson
- The eastbound shoulder will be closed and both travel lanes shifted through Thursday.
- Flaggers may be present to facilitate delivery of construction materials Monday through Thursday
Ocean Avenue (Route 36), Sea Bright
- Flaggers may be present to facilitate delivery of construction materials through Thursday
- Construction of the temporary trestles will continue in the water south of the bridge.
With construction of the long-anticipated new Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge looming, another public information meeting, designed to inform, offer participation and an opportunity for public input, is being held late this afternoon.Continue reading Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Replacement: Public Forum Info
Call it a dawn after the COVID-19 storm. It looked that way at sunrise on the Shrewsbury River on Tuesday and Wednesday.Continue reading Scene Around: Sunrise on the Shrewsbury River; A Covid-19 Era Dawn