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.
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.
Hive Mind, a porcelain piece created by recent Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate Dante Cioffoletti, has been selected for the New Jersey Teen Arts Touring Exhibition and will be exhibited throughout Monmouth County for the next year.
Nine members of a Monmouth County-based cocaine distribution ring that was moving one-third of a kilogram of cocaine per week were arrested late last week after a nine-month investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has compiled statistics for the first nine months of the 2017 calendar year relating to the Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act that went into effect at the start of 2017.
A summer-long operation focused on online consumers of child pornography dubbed Operation School’s Out resulted in the arrest of 14 area men, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Friday.
A released statement from Monmouth County officials on the previous week’s work said:
“This critical work is necessary to keep the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge’s movable span in working condition,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Monmouth County works diligently to keep its bridges in safe, working order. The goal of the overnight construction is to minimize the disruption of travel.”
The bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic while the work is conducted. Motorists should plan an alternate route during the overnight hours.
Detours will be posted. Motor vehicle traffic from Rumson Road in Rumson can travel west to Bingham Avenue over the Oceanic Bridge through Middletown and Highlands to reach Sea Bright.
Motor vehicle traffic in Sea Bright can travel south on Ocean Avenue through Monmouth Beach to Atlantic Avenue to Monmouth Boulevard (Oceanport) to Seven Bridges Road (Little Silver) to reach Rumson Road in Rumson.
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