DOT says utility relocation to blame.
Construction at the intersection of Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown has hit a speed bump. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, which is running the massive project near Monmouth Mall, said this week that work there will take six months longer than originally projected. The project will realign Route 35, reconfigure traffic at its intersection with Route 36 and add sidewalks. According to DOT spokesman Timothy Greeley, the department recently authorized a schedule extension, which will push the project out to January 2013. The DOT reported only minor delays in October due to utility relocation and said its contractor was rearranging the construction schedule to keep the project moving, even as it waited on utility companies to move …
Shoppers heading to Monmouth Mall will not be able to use the jughandle that leads from Route 36 west to Route 35 south.
Friday, November 18, 2011
A news release from the New Jersey Department of Transportation... Drivers heading west on Route 36 tonight will not be able to use the jughandle near Office Max Plaza to head south onto Route 35. Transportation officials today announced the Route 36 westbound jughandle ramp connection to Route 35 southbound (just past Cluck U) will be closed tonight in Eatontown. DOT’s contractor, DeFino Contracting Co., will close the ramp overnight for surface paving operations from 9 pm until around 6 am Saturday morning, Nov. 19. The existing ramp has been modified to conform with the planned realignment of Route 35 southbound, providing a gentler turning radius for safer merge movements. The transportation authority is realigning and widening the …