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News & Updates

Posted October 24, 2016

Please be advised that Route 37 Mathis Bridge over the Barnegat Bay will be closed for its second of three construction cycles beginning Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7 a.m.

Beginning Friday morning and continuing into Saturday, the contractor will be preparing the roadway for the winter traffic shift by striping new traffic lanes, placing the temporary lane barrier, and adjusting the location of the Douglas Street traffic signal. During construction, the Tunney Bridge will be converted to one lane eastbound and two lanes westbound.


This upcoming construction cycle will allow the contractor to rehabilitate the bridge operator’s house, install the new “candy cane” style warning gates, conduct minor electrical work and continue with bridge work from the center bascule to the west.

Be advised, this route will have lane restrictions for over-sized loads and permits should be coordinated with the NJDOT and Ocean County permitting offices. Vehicles violating this prohibition may be summoned.

There will be no Mathis Bridge openings between December 1, 2016 and March 15, 2017 for marine traffic.

Route 37 eastbound traffic will resume to its normal configuration for the peak summer season on or about May 12, 2017.

Any questions, please contact the
Project Community Outreach Team at
or by phone 732-230-7356.

More information is available at (Click “Construction Updates” – Select “Route 37”)