NJDOT is building a new bridge that will eventually replace the existing Route 35 Victory Bridge over the Raritan River to connect Perth Amboy and Sayreville. Work began in December 2002 and will be in progress through December 2005.
The Route 9/Route 35 Victory Circle is also being replaced at this time.
This long awaited “Fix It First” project is expected to relieve congestion in this region. It will replace the aging swing bridge with its four narrow travel lanes and no shoulders with a fixed-structure high enough to accommodate marine traffic. The new bridge will carry two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction with shoulders on each side and a sidewalk.
The new bridge will be built west of the existing bridge. When the first half is completed (July 2004), Route 35 traffic will be rerouted to the new bridge. Subsequently, the original Victory Bridge will be demolished and the second half of the new bridge will be built in its place.
George Harms Construction Company of Howell is the contractor for this $109 million project that is funded by federal and New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund monies.