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.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
One westbound lane closed Tuesday; entire bridge closed Wednesday night
There will be a partial closure of the Route 88 bridge on Tuesday and a full closure overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. The right, westbound travel lane over the Route 88 bridge will be closed on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to around 3 p.m. for routine maintenance of the electrical room on the bridge, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). That work will take only one day and the other three lanes will not be impacted. The DOT will close the bridge to traffic from 10 p.m. Wednesday until about 5 a.m. Thursday to allow for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform necessary underwater work in the Canal at this location, according to the DOT. This is the third such closure of the bridge in the past two weeks. The DOT …
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 …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Bridge will close 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wed. and Thurs.
Point Borough's Route 88 canal bridge will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday to about 6 a.m. Thursday, reopen during the day Thursday, and then close at 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, the DOT said in a prepared statement on Monday afternoon. However, the schedule may change due to weather or other factors, the statement says. Patch will update the story if the DOT indicates any change of plans. Meanwhile, "motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information," says DOT. The closures are necessary for continued maintenance on the electrical system of the vertical-lift bridge, according to the …