The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that early morning traffic pattern changes are scheduled this week on Route 52 as the contractor begins to place pre-cast beams for the new fixed span bridge closest to Ocean City. The Route 52 causeway replacement project, currently in the second phase of construction, provides a vital link between Somers Point and Ocean City.
Beginning Tuesday morning, July 20, at 2 a.m., NJDOT will close the southbound Causeway and shift all traffic onto the northbound Causeway, maintaining one lane in each direction. Route 52 northbound will be shifted back onto the northbound Causeway and returned to two lanes in each direction by 8 a.m. This traffic pattern shift will be repeated Wednesday morning, July 21, Thursday morning, July 22, Friday morning, July 23 and if necessary, Monday morning, July 26 and Tuesday morning, July 27.
The closures are necessary because the trucks carrying the pre-cast beams require access to the southbound Causeway where cranes will set the beams for the new bridge.