Construction On Route 37 To Begin This Week

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

  TOMS RIVER – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has just announced that parts of the shoulder on Route 37 in Toms River will be closed beginning tomorrow, January 12.

  Between January 12 and 13 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., the shoulder on Route 37 between Thomas Street and Fischer Boulevard will be closed for pavement renovations. NJDOT’s contractor Earle Asphalt Company is scheduled to close these shoulder lanes, eastbound and westbound, for survey work. During the closures, all three travel lanes on Route 37 will remain open in both directions.

  The $9.2 million state-funded project is set to restore nearly 4-miles of pavement in each direction on Route 37 from Thomas Street to Fischer Boulevard.

  There will also be improvements on traffic signal upgrades and ADA-compliant ramps at the following intersections:

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•           Coolidge Avenue

•           Washington Street

•           Clifton Avenue

•           Peter Avenue/Batchelor Avenue

•           Vaughn Avenue/Westend Avenue

•           Garfield Avenue

•           Fischer Boulevard

  In addition, electrical work is scheduled begin in the next few weeks. Milling and paving is expected to begin in the summer of 2022. The project is expected to be completed in fall of 2022.

  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 511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.