hubbard's 033016HOT-TOPIC_03The paving of Hubbard’s Bridge on West Front Street between Red Bank and Middletown will require an additional night of closure between 8 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday, according to an alert from Red Bank borough. Monmouth County officials had previously expected the work to be finished Wednesday night. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes.

The new bridge opened to traffic last May with a long list of unfinished items, including the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist ramp to connect the bridge’s southerly sidewalk with one on Shrewsbury Avenue. Seen here on Wednesday, the ramp isn’t yet open: it still needs a railing, said county spokeswoman Laura Kirkpatrick. If you’d like to know more about this ramp, see this redbankgreen article from 2012.

All work on the $21.9 million project, which included the removal of the span replaced by the new bridge, is expected to be completed by mid-April, Kirkpatrick said.  (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)