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news release

P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: May 12, 2006


NJDOT announces upcoming night closures of

Route 52 Causeway

NJDOT will re-stripe the bridge for summer traffic

(Trenton) -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that beginning Monday, May 15 the Route 52 Causeway, connecting Somers Point City to Ocean City in Atlantic County, will be closed overnight during the next week for Pavement Marking modifications.

The scheduled roadway closures are as follows:

Monday May 15/Tuesday May 16                           8:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Tuesday May 16/Wednesday May 17                      8:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Wednesday May 17/Thursday May 18                     8:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Thursday May 18/Friday May 19                            8:00 PM to Noon


NJDOT will install the following detour routes for motorists needing to travel between Somers Point and Ocean City:


Detour from Ocean City to Somers Point City :

Route 52 (9 th Street) to Bay Avenue South to Roosevelt Boulevard West to Garden State Parkway North to Route 9 (New Road) North to Route 52 (9 th Street).


Detour from Somers Point City to Ocean City :

Route 52 (9 th Street) to Route 9 (New Road) South to Garden State Parkway South to Roosevelt Boulevard East to Bay Avenue North to Route 52 (9 th Street).


Variable Message Signs will be placed along the Garden State Parkway North & Southbound, Route 9 Southbound, Route 52 Eastbound and Route 559 Southbound to inform motorists of the closure, as well as detour routes available to them. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com or via phone at 877-NJROADS for emergency information.



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