The rough winter weather has slowed the Route 35 reconstruction project. Shore area officials are hoping it will be done in time for the summer, but many think that's unlikely considering the snow, ice and rain.
Construction on the 12.5 mile stretch of Route 35 through Ocean County will be done with every effort to not inconvenience drivers too much. But Joe Dee, spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation reminds drivers this won't be a "normal summer."
The main north-south route that connects Ocean County's Northern Barrier Island communities is re-opening through the Sandy-ravaged borough of Mantoloking today. But stiff restrictions will be in place.