Travel Advisory

January 27, 2023

Bridge replacement activity for the week of 1/30/2023 is scheduled for Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Please consider extra travel time for temporary delays due to bridge replacement and approach roadway construction activities.


  • Four bridge piles are scheduled to be delivered on Monday.
  • Uniformed police will assist with traffic control during the deliveries.
  • Deliveries are scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 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.


  • The navigational channel width has been reduced from 75′ to 65′. The reduction is expected to remain in effect until Fall 2023.
  • Work activity will continue in the water south of the bridge on both sides of the river.

Please visit this page regularly for updates.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during the construction phase of this important bridge replacement project.

Local Project Delivery Process

Purpose & Need Statement

Data Collection & Environmental Screening Report

Selection of Preliminary Preferred Alternative

Concept Development Report

NEPA Classification

Create Design Communications Report

Approved Design Exception Report

Cost Estimates (Final Design, ROW & Construction)

Approved Environmental Document

Approved Project Plan

Preliminary Engineering Report

Update Design Communications Report

Continued Public Outreach & Involvement

Construction Contract Documents & PS&E Package

Environmental Reevaluations

Environmental Permits

Acquisition of ROW

Update Design Communications Report

Continued Public Outreach & Involvement

Implement and Complete Construction

Continue Public Outreach


Update and Finalize Design Communications Report

Close-out Documentation

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