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Two of the three northbound local lanes of the Garden State Parkway over Middletown-Lincroft Road in Middletown will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday, April 27th, through 5 a.m. Monday, April 30th, as permanent repairs are made to a bridge damaged in an accident in November.
The impact of this work on northbound Parkway traffic through the area could be severe, especially on Friday. Motorists who plan to travel north through the area are advised to allow extra time and to consider alternate routes.
The bridge is located between exits 109 and 114 at milepost 112.1. Two steel beams beneath the bridge were severely damaged on Nov. 2, 2017, when they were struck by a backhoe being towed on a trailer traveling beneath the Parkway on Middletown-Lincroft Road. One lane of the northbound Parkway had to be closed after the collision, and it remained closed for two days while temporary steel beams were installed.
Construction crews will be working around the clock through the weekend in order to complete the permanent repairs and reopen the lanes before the Monday morning rush.
To check on travel conditions on the Parkway through the weekend, call 511 from a hands-free mobile device or download the SafeTripNJ smartphone app. Live traffic camera views of the roadway are available under the Travel Tools tab on the Authority’s website, www.njta.com.
Middletown-Lincroft Road will be closed through the weekend to accommodate the construction activities.