TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that maintenance repairs have begun on the Route 35 lift bridge over Cheesequake Creek connecting the boroughs of Old Bridge and Sayreville in Middlesex County.
NJDOT is performing repairs to the bridge deck joints to address conditions that lead to the bascule lift-bridge becoming stuck in the open position during hot weather. NJDOT’s maintenance contractor, I.E.W. Construction, will also repair some existing holes in the catwalk along the northbound side of the bridge.
This work will require daily single-lane closures on Route 35 in either direction this week between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All work is weather dependent and there is no weekend construction associated with the repairs.
A separate maintenance project to repair sections of the deck on the 79-year old bridge was completed in April.
NJDOT has plans for a major reconstruction of the existing structurally deficient Route 35 Cheesequake Creek Bridge, including the replacement of the bridge decks and electrical/mechanical systems. Bids have been received for that project and are under review.
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org real-time travel information.
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