RT. 35 RECONSTRUCTION, MANTOLOKING TO POINT PLEASANT, NJ
Almost 10 years ago, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) initiated the design for improvements along the Route 35 corridor to address severe pavement distress and corridor-wide flooding related to drainage infrastructure, site characteristics and tidal influences.
During the recent Superstorm Sandy, Route 35 was severely damaged, creating a shift in the project focus to a full roadway reconstruction. As a coastal emergency evacuation route, serving the barrier peninsula between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, it is vital for Route 35 to be reconstructed to a high design standard. The state has received federal highway funds for Route 35 to make it a stronger, more resilient road to better withstand future storms.