Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Paving will last one week
Seven Bridges Road will be closed overnight for about a week as Monmouth County road crews begin to pave the road tonight The entire length of the road will be repaved starting tonight at 6 p.m. until Tuesday, May 14. Work will be done overnight and is expected to last 5 nights, as no work has been scheduled for Friday through Sunday nights. Should it rain any night this week, the contractor will make up that night on Friday. Work will begin at approximately 6 p.m. each night and last until 6 a.m. "Residents of Seven Bridges Road and roadways which have no other access (Pirates Cove, Pine Drive, Holly Drive and Holly Tree La, Paag Lane & Circle and the east leg of Point Rd) will have some access point to their homes," a message on the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Road is one-way at bridge
Seven Bridges Road in Little Silver reopened on Monday, but the borough is warning residents that there may still be some delays in the area. Crews are still finishing repairs to the bridge, which is now a one-way. Police are on the scene to help direct cars and keep the traffic flowing as normally as possible. A message on the borough's web site states that the delays could last "for the next couple days." For more information on the reopening of the road, click here.
Monday, April 22, 2013
County says bridge should be ready by "end of business day"
Seven Bridges Road is expected to reopen today after being closed for nearly nine months. Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. said county engineers have told the road will be reopened by the "end of business day" which should be about 4 or 5 p.m. "We certainly hope so," Neff said. "The residents will be very happy about it. I'm very appreciative of the people who have had patience and have dealt with the detour." Seven Bridges Road is a major county road that many Little Silver, Oceanport, and West Long Branch residents use to reach Rumson and Fair Haven. Neff said the project has been delayed many times since it was originally approved about six years ago. Hurricane Sandy further delayed the project, because it knocked power lines …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The road is scheduled to reopen April 22 but neighbors are concerned that the new bridge lacks a safety rail between the street and the walkway.
The roadway is finally scheduled to reopen next week but neighbors are concerned that the new bridge on Seven Bridges Road is not as safe for bikers and pedestrians as the temporary walkway installed for construction. Holly Tree Lane residents have expressed concern that the new span lacks a guardrail between the roadbed and the sidewalk, according to resident Deborah Petrone. "It doesn't seem very safe to me," she wrote in a letter to neighbors on Friday. A temporary walkway installed in September provided a designated path for walkers and bikers to use crossing over Little Silver Creek. The bridge that was replaced also had a barrier between a walkway and vehicle traffic, Petrone said. Petrone reached out to the mayor and county …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
After nine months of construction, the roadway in Little Silver is scheduled to reopen next Monday.
After nine months of detours and traffic backups, Seven Bridges Road is scheduled to reopen on April 22, according to Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. The county roadway will open to vehicular traffic "at the end of the day" next Monday, said Neff. The mayor said the timeline was given to him by the assistant county engineer. "As we knew might happen, the county needed some extra time after the April 15 target date to finish up," said Neff.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Little Silver's mayor says the contractor is working weekends to meet the April 15 deadline.
Seven Bridges Road remains on schedule to reopen in April following a nine-month bridge repair project, according to Little Silver's mayor. Robert C. Neff, Jr., the borough's mayor, posted Tuesday on Facebook that the county engineer confirmed that April 15 remained the target date for reopening the road to vehicle traffic. There is the possibility of a one-week delay, wrote Neff, but "the contractor repairing the bridge on Seven Bridges Road is working weekends" to stay on schedule. The county will wait for schools to close for the summer to repave all of Seven Bridges Road, which will include two days for milling and two days for paving, said Neff.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Demand on JCP&L following the storm delayed utility workers from getting to the Little Silver project.
It's almost starting to seem normal: the endless lines of traffic streaming along Prospect Avenue through downtown Little Silver when school lets out and having to loop well out of your way to get around town. That's probably a good thing, too, since Seven Bridges Road isn't expected to open until some time in mid-April after Hurricane Sandy caused delays to the project, the county said Monday. “Following the storm, our contractor evaluated the situation at the bridge and reassessed the schedule,” County Engineer Joseph Ettore said. “However, after resuming work and upon reaching the point in the schedule where the foundation piles for the bridge abutments were to be installed, the electric to the bridge had to be de-energized.” The demand…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff did some digging around and found out that the road is on track to reopen by mid-February.
Traffic should begin flowing along Seven Bridges Road by mid-February, according to Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff, Jr. We asked the mayor last week if he could give us an update on the bridge replacement project, which has been the source of traffic snarls throughout town, and he got the lowdown from the county engineers overseeing the project that work remains on schedule. Neff said that according to County Engineer Joseph Ettore and Asst. County Engineer Dennis Walsh, "the road willl reopen to traffic during the first or second week of February 2013." Neff said, "Neither engineer reports any significant surprises, and I can advise that the county has been very responsive in addressing the few questions we've received from residents." A…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Come Sept. 6 police will be stationed on school days at the intersection of Silverside and Seven Bridges Road and will only allow truly local traffic
Local residents have all seen the Seven Bridges Road sign that says "Bridge closed, local traffic only," Not all have obeyed, though, as motorists have been whizzing past the sign and cutting over Little Silver Point Road just to avoid the detour. Police say that's going to have to change next week once school is in session. Beginning the morning of Sept. 6, traffic coming over the bridge from Oceanport will be directed to Silverside Avenue from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. and from 2:45 to 3 p.m. On school days the only cars getting past that sign will be those heading to their homes in that neighborhood or parents ferrying children to Point Road School. If you're driving: In addition, police will be closing off the southbound lane on Prospect …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The county project in Little Silver is expected to be completed by January 2013.