Route 72 Shoulder Closure Marks Start of Road Work

Targeted visitors Shift on Marsha Travel, As well

Gina G. Scala
March 29, 2021
By Gina G. Scala

A contractor for the state Division of Transportation late very last 7 days closed the shoulder of Route 72 in both instructions close to the Marsha Push intersection as the remaining section of the multi-million-greenback federally funded Causeway expansion and rehab challenge resumes.
The lane closures commenced at 11 p.m. on March 26. Site visitors on Marsha Generate will be shifted about 2 feet to the right in the two directions to allow for C.J. Hesse Inc. to re-stripe and commence widening the roadway, in accordance to transportation officers.
This closing building contract for the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges job is designed to increase basic safety and decrease congestion in Stafford Township at the Marsha Generate/Route 72 intersection and in Ship Base on Long Seaside Island. In Stafford Township, Marsha Travel will be widened to give double still left change lanes onto Route 72, and a third lane will be extra on Route 72 in equally instructions around the intersection.
In Ship Bottom, around 3,000 toes of Route 72, regarded regionally as Eighth and Ninth streets, along with its crossroads of Barnegat and Central avenues as perfectly as Extensive Beach Boulevard, will be widened, transportation officers claimed. Two-way traffic will be restored alongside Central Avenue and the Boulevard.
Five visitors alerts will be reconstructed, and a new traffic sign will be put in at the intersection of Eighth Street and Extensive Seaside Boulevard. In addition, a new storm drainage method and new outfalls will be put in in an energy to reduce frequent flooding alongside Route 72 and these intersections.
Do the job on the $312 million Route 72/Manahawkin Bay Bridge job started in 2013. The 3-mile-very long Causeway back links Stafford with Ship Base.
As aspect of the challenge, a new bridge was made parallel to the existing a single in excess of Manahawkin Bay, giving the safety of a redundant route on or off the Island. The new bridge is carrying two lanes of eastbound targeted visitors, although the rehabilitated original bridge is carrying two lanes of westbound targeted traffic.
The specific timing of the do the job is matter to change because of to temperature or other aspects. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s website traffic information internet site for construction updates and true-time vacation facts.  —G.G.S.

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