By Christopher Sheldon
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced that pavement rehabilitation work will require the full closure of Route 18 northbound in Tinton Falls on Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
The road will be closed between Wyckoff Road/Hope Road and the Garden State Parkway
Route 18 northbound carries two travel lanes, with an auxiliary lane, in this location.
Route 18 northbound motorists will be detoured to Exit 13A (Wayside) onto Wyckoff Road south to Hope Road. They will then follow Hope Road north underneath Route 18 to the ramp back onto Route 18 northbound.
Route 18 northbound motorists destined for Exit 13B (for Route 36/Eatontown/Long Branch) will be able to access that ramp, but the road will be closed beyond that point to all traffic.
The NJDOT says message signs will be used to guide motorists through the detours.
The timing of the work could change due to weather or other factors.
Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.