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Route 35 to Reopen in Mantoloking, With Limitations

Vehicles will be subject to random security checks

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."

Laura February 01, 2013 at 10:29 PM
I have no problem with them stopping anyone to ensure they are not doing anything illegal. It's rather tiring to keep hearing some on hear complain about another right being taken away from them. If you aren't doing anything wrong....
Laura February 01, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Projected data= Guess work
Margo Joan Borys Salvato February 01, 2013 at 10:35 PM
I live in brick and I often use 35 to get from place to place.......it has been a pain in the A$$ to have the road closed.......but it is not only for the protection of the wealthy resident's possessions ..........it was for our safety. Chunks of road were missing, displaced houses were being moved as well as excessive amounts of debris.......there was fear of gas line breaks and fires...........get real and stop being the little kid crying "he got 2 lollipops and I only got 1!" It was miserable, it is over, the road is open.......be thankful!
Dan February 02, 2013 at 03:45 PM
How come every time an article is posted on this site it just become an open forum of complaining and moaning. Trust me I'm over this whole situation just like anyone else. I'm still living at a friend's house waiting on my house to be rebuilt... but guess what I'm not complaining when the storm hit my wife, my dogs and I all escaped at the last moment and that's what matters not what road is open not who's doing what we're all alive! everyone is preaching Restore the Shore but all you're doing is complaining day after day ... go out and help some ... stop complaining on the internet
proudnot2bliberal February 09, 2013 at 02:32 AM
anthony GTFU many of the homes in mantoloking have been in the family for generations I know of several friends who HAD homes in Matoloking for 3+gererations going back 40+ years. Get off you butt & gov assistance & you too can get a hoem & stop living in moms basement. Mantoloking was hit as hard as ortely was .Id say about 90%+ of the homes on the beach are gone. SO where is the town going to make up that revene so you can keep collecting your oboma bucks & living off the backs of the working man? RE A resident & John Q just do a goole check & you cna find out lots of cases of looting http://www.app.com/viewart/20121107/NJNEWS14/311070034/Pair-accused-looting-Waretown-homes you 2 are proof you cant fix stupid

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