DETOUR DETAILS FOR SUNSET AVE. BRIDGE CLOSING: the info you want

Proposed wall and streetlights for the Sunset Avenue Bridge.  Courtesy Monmouth County.

Proposed wall and streetlights for the new Sunset Avenue Bridge. Courtesy Monmouth County.

Getting to Wegman’s is going to get trickier for the next 16 months.

Monmouth County has released details regarding the specific east and westbound detours that will be implemented during the 16-month project to replace Sunset Bridge (connecting Asbury Park and Wanamassa).

“Monmouth County anticipates instituting the road closure and detour on or about Thursday, January 29,” Laura Kirkpatrick told TheBPlot late Friday.  “Unfortunately, the road will be closed for Summer 2015 however it will be reopened to traffic prior to Memorial Day 2016.”

Detour Details from Monmouth County

TRAVELING EASTBOUND from Wanamassa, the detour will begin at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Wickapecko Drive (Wanamassa Fire Department / gas station).  Traffic will move south on Wickapecko Drive to left turn onto Fourth Avenue in Asbury Park, followed by a left turn onto Memorial Drive.  Detour ends at Memorial Drive and Sunset Avenue (at the train tracks).

TRAVELING WESTBOUND from Asbury Park the detour will begin at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Pine Street (one block west of high school).  Traffic will make a left turn onto Pine Street, to a right turn onto Fourth Avenue.  Travel seven blocks west on Fourth Avenue to a right onto Wickapecko Drive to the detour end at the intersection of Wickapecko Drive and Sunset Avenue (Wanamassa Fire Department / gas station).

On Wednesday, January 28, Monmouth County officials will host final afternoon and evening public meetings before the commencement of the bridge replacement project.  Read more about the meetings here.

Take a look at the line drawing for the new bridge here.

Updated information will always be posted to the Monmouth County website’s Roads & Bridges page.  As always, read The Coaster and TheBPlot.com for regular updates about what means most to you.

FOUR MINUTES A WEEK = SOMETHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT

FOUR MINUTES A WEEK = SOMETHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT

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