Route 70 Resurfacing Will Close Some Lanes

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

TRENTON – Route 70 motorists driving through Manchester and Pemberton will face delays from lane closures and traffic shifts starting Oct. 10.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation said the pavement rehabilitation and improvements will cause those closures 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, through the end of the year. Occasional overnight work may be needed.

The project stretches in both directions just east of North Branch Road in Pemberton to Lacey Road/Route 539 in Whiting.

The $12.2 million project includes a full depth pavement reclamation and rubblization, milling and paving, guide-rail upgrades, and construction of curbs and ramps to make them compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and drainage improvements on seven miles of roadway. Intersection work will be done at Whiting-New Egypt Road and Route 539.

Properties and businesses will remain accessible during the construction.

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