The Mantoloking Bridge will be closed to traffic from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday the township has announced.
The closure is to perform necessary roadwork repairs, officials said. It is expected to be the last closure of the bridge until until work begins on the damaged houses next to the span, the date of which is not yet known.
Barrier island residents and contractors must access their neighborhoods by going south of Route 35 through Bay Head and Mantoloking, then to Brick.
Contractors must still register at the VFW on Adamston Road and receive a pass before accessing the island through the detoured route. No residents or contractors should stop on Route 35 in Bay Head or Mantoloking except in an emergency, officials said, or they risk losing their access passes.
In other news from the barrier island, township officials said JCP&L will begin re-energizing Brick's portion Tuesday, with Curtis Point expected to be the first neighborhood to receive power, presumably by the end of the work day.