Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Traffic is shifted into eastbound lanes
Both westbound lanes of the Route 88 bridge in Point Borough are closed today until 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes allowing one lane of traffic in each direction. This work will be coordinated with the ongoing work at this structure by the Army Corps of Engineers, says the DOT. Editor's Note: Patch was not informed of this until this morning and is posting this story shortly after getting the information. Information will be updated if any further information is announced.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Plan to close bridge in Point Pleasant cancelled due to high winds
The Route 88 bridge will remain open tonight, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The original plan was for the bridge to be closed tonight until 5 a.m. Friday so a contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers could do work. However, "due to higher than normal winds they will not be working tonight and therefore the expected closure of the Rt 88 drawbridge will not be necessary tonight," according to a statement the DOT released Thursday night. Work will be done sometime after New Year's Day.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Closure from 10 p.m. Mon. until 5 a.m. Tues.
The Route 88 Bridge over the Point Pleasant Canal in Point Pleasant Borough is scheduled to be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. The state Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is closing the bridge overnight to allow for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform necessary underwater work in the Canal at this location. A prepared statement from NJDOT says: "NJDOT will utilize variable message signs on Route 88 to alert motorists of the bridge closures and detour. The following detours will be in place during the closures: • Route 88 eastbound motorists will take Beaver Dam Road (CR 630) to Bridge Avenue east over the Lovelandtown Bridge to Bay Avenue to Route 88 eastbound. • Route 88 westbound …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
No spring break in 2013
Like many other area schools, the Ocean County Vocational Technical School district will be closed until Nov. 12. The district includes the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES), in Manahawkin, the Performing Arts Academy (PAA), in Lakehurst, and many other instructional programs offered at multiple sites throughout the county. A recorded phone call made to parents of students at the academies said the closure is due to the many sending districts that are closed this coming week due to damage from Sandy. The message also said that the time off will be made up during the spring break in April, so students will not have off at that time.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Lawsuit over 2009 sea bass shutdown tossed out of federal court
This week, we judge a judge’s decision. First, a hypothetical situation: Let’s say I was able to hack into your bank account, steal some money, but then give you back all the passwords I stole and fade away into the sunset. You probably would still want me to serve some time in the Big House, and have some type of measure put into place to make sure I couldn’t weasel my way in to your account again, right? That’s the exact same thing anglers argued in court after the federal government closed the recreational sea bass fishery under controversial circumstances. On Oct. 5, 2009, the sea bass fishery was closed for seven months after federal regulators went against an overwhelming vote by state representatives and closed access in federal …