The stretch of Route 35 in Mantoloking will reopen to motorists Feb. 1 at 7:30 a.m.
Since Superstorm Sandy struck, the portion of the state highway in the small borough has been closed off, even as others towns opened their sections of the roadway.
Until Feb. 1, motorists will still need a borough resident pass to access the highway north of Herbert Street, the turnoff which leads to the Mantoloking Bridge in neighboring Brick Township. But traffic will be allowed 24 hours a day after the official reopening time.
The reopening of the highway will come with some restrictions.
Motorists will be prohibited from accessing side streets within Mantoloking, as well as the borough's beachfront. Likewise, motorists will be barred from parking on any side street.
"No sightseeing is permitted," an announcement from the township released Wednesday said.
Contractors working in Mantoloking will still need a pass, and may only work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents who wish to access their homes need a pass as well, and must stay on their properties only.
Finally, the announcement said, all persons and vehicles are subject to random seucurity checks "to ensure compliance of the rules and to prevent looting and other violations."