County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2023

Construction of road improvements along CR 12A in Middletown scheduled to begin on Jan. 23

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Monmouth County Department of Public Works & Engineering will begin construction on roadway improvements along County Route 12A (Navesink River Road), including the installation of a new pedestrian path along the northern side fronting on Huber Woods Park starting on or around Jan. 23.

“The construction of the roadway improvements will occur in three stages to avoid unnecessary delays and disruptions to the area,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Public Works & Engineering Department. “We appreciate residents' and visitors’ patience as this project begins and remind all vehicular traffic to follow the arranged detours.”

Navesink River Road is scheduled to be closed and detoured during two stages for approximately two weeks each. The first two-week closure is scheduled to occur on or about Jan. 23 until Feb. 5, depending on utility relocations and weather conditions. After the first full closure period, the road will be reopened to traffic in both directions but will likely require alternating lanes of traffic during working hours. Work should continue in that fashion until it will be ready for the second two-week full closure stage which should occur around April 2023. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2023.

In total, the County maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 980 bridges and culverts and 250 traffic signals and beacons.

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