You're zigzagging Route 35 in Bay Head and Mantoloking during various nights this week while road crews shore up some manholes that are starting to menace tires traveling over them.

Route 35 construction (Townsquare Media NJ)

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), crews will address "settling" around the manhole surfaces, a byproduct of the $341 million, complete renovation of the highway on the northern barrier island that began in fall 2013.

The highway was completely rebuilt in the aftermath of the destruction left behind by Superstorm Sandy, and now sports a two-foot-thick, stone-and-asphalt surface along with a larger drainage system and nine pump and treatment stations.


Lane closures will be for short stretches, officials said.

Work is scheduled between 7 PM tonight and 6 AM Tuesday, beginning near Bridge Street and continuing southward, weather permitting.

Rain is in the forecast, possibly before midnight tonight, and stays in the forecast through Wednesday. NJDOT didn't clarify whether rain would push work into either the weekend or next week.

The department keeps the most current information at its project website, a dedicated e-mail bank at, and a phone hotline, 732-230-7356.