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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Erin Phalon or Tim Greeley

RELEASE: September 14, 2007

NJDOT announces northbound lane
closure on Route 52 Causeway

Causeway replacement project progresses

(Trenton) -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that the right northbound lane over the Route 52 Causeway in Ocean City and Somers Point will be closed to traffic from September 17, 2007 through May 14, 2008.

Route 52 southbound will continue to operate with two travel lanes, while northbound traffic will be limited to one lane. Two northbound lanes will be available during designated holiday periods.

The closure is necessary to NJDOT’s continued progress on the Route 52 Causeway replacement project. The initial phase of construction that is underway includes the replacement of 1.2 miles of the interior portion of the 73-year-old Route 52 causeway from Elbow Island to Garrett’s Island. By Memorial Day 2008, NJDOT will build a new northbound bridge east of the existing causeway. Traffic will then be shifted from the old causeway, which will be demolished to make way for the new southbound roadway, which will be completed by fall 2009.

Variable Message Signs have been along the Garden State Parkway, Route 52 and Route 559 to inform motorists of the lane closure and other traffic impacts. Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.njcommuter.com for emergency information.

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