Route 18 in Monmouth County will be closed in a key section for a pavement project on Friday night.

Route 18 in Monmouth County (YouTube)

The road will close northbound in Tinton Falls between Wyckoff Road/Hope Road and the Garden State Parkway according to the Patch of Long Branch at 9 p.m. on Friday night until 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Drivers will still be able to exit Route 18 at exit 13B for Route 36 eastbound.  All other northbound traffic will be detoured at exit 13A (Wayside Road) and detoured onto Hope Road and the ramp to Route 18 north to continue their trip.

The closure can be completely avoided by using the Garden State Parkway.