TOMS RIVER – Attention Toms River residents: the long traffic nightmare caused by Route 166 construction is almost over.
That’s the word from the state Department of Transportation. DOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said the final work will be paving the roadway, which is scheduled to take place “over several nights” when the weather gets warmer in the spring.
The anticipated conclusion of the project is good news to thousands of local drivers, as well as businesses that have struggled to survive frequent road closures and detours in the area.
Corinne Jewelers’ owner Ryan Blumenthal has actually incorporated a reference to the project as a tagline to the store’s radio promotions.