DOT says utility relocation to blame.
Construction at the intersection of Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown has hit a speed bump. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, which is running the massive project near Monmouth Mall, said this week that work there will take six months longer than originally projected. The project will realign Route 35, reconfigure traffic at its intersection with Route 36 and add sidewalks. According to DOT spokesman Timothy Greeley, the department recently authorized a schedule extension, which will push the project out to January 2013. The DOT reported only minor delays in October due to utility relocation and said its contractor was rearranging the construction schedule to keep the project moving, even as it waited on utility companies to move …
Of 15 projects, eight are slated for Patch coverage areas at a cost of $25.8 million
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is paving the way for several road improvement projects in the area. A total of 15 capital projects, at a cost of $56 million, are slated for Monmouth County. Of those 15 projects, eight, costing roughly $25.8 million, are targeted to run through or in local Patch coverage areas of: Red Bank, Middletown, Eatontown, Holmdel and Freehold Township. The projects are being undertaken within a proposed $3.5 billion budget line item for DOT's Transportation Capital Program of 2012. The program represents the first year of a five-year Transportation Capital Plan that Gov. Chris Christie announced in January, as a measure "to put New Jersey on the path toward fiscal health by prioritizing projects, …