Governor Christie Plans to Rebuild, Strengthen New Jersey’s Route 35

A reconstruction project has been announced by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to rebuild Sandy-damaged Route 35. The new stretch of highway will span 12.5 miles in Ocean County along the Barnegat Peninsula. Before sustaining severe storm damage the highway served as a primary north-south route along the peninsula. The highway stretched from Point Pleasant Beach to the entrance of Island Beach State Park.

Making Roads Safe for Travel

Governor Christie believes the road project deserves aggressive and speedy attention so that ordinary travel can resume by residents and visitors alike. The transportation system along the Jersey shore must be repaired and restored. Route 35 will be rebuilt in such a way as to provide the following:

  • There will be better drainage in anticipation of more storms to come.
  • The road itself will be constructed so as to be more resilient to ordinary climate and weather conditions as well as unexpected super storms like Sandy.
  • A smoother surface will be put down for driving safety.
  • There will be accommodations for those who ride bicycles and for pedestrians in order to make the road safer for all who use it.
  • The new, improved highway will cost less to repair and to maintain.


Construction on the first section of the new highway is expected to begin in the summer of 2013. Three geographic sections will be completed. Advertising for bids for the remaining two sections is expected to begin by July of 2013.

When Road Conditions Cause Accidents

Road conditions are integral to the safety of those who use these roads. All it takes is for one driver to lose control due to dangerous road conditions and many people may be injured in a crash. If you believe you have been injured in a car crash that was the result of dangerous road conditions in New Jersey that should have been corrected, contact the New Jersey dangerous road condition attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein. Call (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.