Route 52 Causeway project advances
in Ocean City and Somers Point
(Trenton) - Construction crews have advanced work on both sides of the Route 52 Causeway, reopening two critical portions of local roadways that will provide increased travel capacity between Somers Point and Ocean City for the summer season.
The reopenings will benefit residents, business owners and visitors as work on the $400 million causeway replacement project continues through the summer and into next year.
In Ocean City, a second lane on 9th Street northbound has reopened between West Avenue and Bay Avenue to provide two travel lanes heading onto the causeway. Reconstruction of the rightmost 9th Street northbound lane continues. When that work is completed in June, 9th Street will then provide two travel lanes in each direction with an additional center left-turn lane shared by traffic in both directions.
In Somers Point NJDOT last night reopened Shore Road to traffic in Somers Point. Shore Road had been closed at the MacArthur Boulevard (Route 52) intersection since late-March for the demolition of the Shore Road Trolley Bridge. The trolley bridge has been replaced with an at-grade roadway. Access to residences and businesses was maintained through the closure.
In addition, two travel lanes are now available on Route 52 in either direction from the drawbridge through the intersection with Shore Road and Mays Landing Road.
These improvements, along with the two travel lanes being provided in each direction over the causeway and the bridges at each end, will improve traffic flow during the busy summer season.
Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.511nj.org