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Posted on: May 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] West Front Street Bridge paving tonight

The new West Front Street Bridge (S-17) spanning the Swimming River between Middletown and Red Bank will get its final paving tonight, weather permitting.

The bridge will be closed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, The bridge will remain closed for the paving work until 7 a.m. Friday, May 13

“The County appreciates the patience of the traveling public while the contractor puts down the final coat of asphalt on the new bridge,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The West Front Street Bridge replacement will be striped next week.”

The new bridge is 44-feet wide with two 12-foot travel lanes and four-foot shoulders and six-foot sidewalks in both directions. The new bridge provides approximately nine feet of vertical clearance above mean high water elevation; there will be approximately 72 feet of horizontal clearance within the navigable channel of the Swimming River.

The project is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration and NJDOT’s Transportation Trust Fund. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is assisting with the project as well.

Additional information about the West Front Street Bridge is available on the county Web site at

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