BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Aug 31, 2018
MONROE – A project to replace a bridge on Perrineville Road remains on schedule for its anticipated completion in December, Middlesex County officials said on Friday.
The bridge replacement project on Perrineville Road has caused the street to be closed from Mill Road to Route 33 since Feb. 1, the official start date of construction.
The “bridge was in poor condition both structurally deficient and functionally obsolete,” county officials said in a statement.
Traffic remains detoured around the $2,997,000 bridge project. Motorist not aware of the detour can use Federal Road to Applegarth Road to Route 33. The project also include widening two lanes to 12 feet, 6-foot shoulders and adding 6-foot sidewalk.
This is the second major county project to happen in that area of Perrineville Road in recent years. From June 2015 to January 2016, just north of the bridge being replaced, the county spent $1,969,000 to replace two culverts.
Despite the current detours, local access to residents and businesses will remain. Access to ANT Landscaping and Falcon Lake Day camp came be found from the Perrineville and Federal roads intersection via the local access route.
Those seeking to get to Monroe Self Storage, J. Gatarz & Sons, Make-A-Wish, Monroe 33 Sports Center or Baker’s American Bar & Grill can use Route 33.