MANAHAWKIN – Emergency construction on Route 72 finished one week ahead of schedule, New Jersey Department of Transportation officials said.
Emergency work began June 4 and was expected to last three weeks. Construction crews installed steel sheeting to stabilize slopes around the West Thorofare Bridge between Cedar Bonnet Island and Bonnet Island. There is some additional work needed, but NJDOT officials said it can be done off roadway with no impact to traffic.
The work needed is very loud, which prohibited it from being done at night.