Extended Cheesequake Creek Drawbridge Openings Planned Again For Sunday Afternoon

TRENTON–NJDOT officials today announced a second coordinated series of openings for the Route 35 drawbridge over Cheesequake Creek connecting Old Bridge and Sayreville in Middlesex County this Sunday.

In order to accommodate increased boat and marine salvage equipment operations in the Creek, NJDOT will be opening the bridge for up to 30 minutes on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon this Sunday, Nov. 18. The bridge openings are planned to coincide with high tide. A similar opening plan took place last Sunday.

NJDOT has a $25 million project ongoing to replace the bridge decks, sidewalks, railings and median on the 70-year-old structure. The project is anticipated to be complete by fall 2013.

Dynamic Message Signs remain in place notifying motorists of the bridge opening plan. The Department advises motorists in the area to expect traffic delays throughout the morning. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.

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