Route 72 Paving Work Causing Overnight Closures

Route 72 in Manahawkin (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

  STAFFORD – Motorists should expect overnight lane closures and alternating traffic on Route 72 in Burlington & Ocean counties as the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) begins its road paving preservation project 

  The project began on Monday night, August 19 and will extend overnight through to Thursday.

  Following the completion of work in Burlington County, work will shift to Route 72 in Ocean County between Stevens Ash Road in Stafford and Stevens Road in Barnegat.

  According to NJDOT officials, the $4.6 million federally-funded Route 72 pavement preservation project will extend the pavement life, improve safety and enhance ride quality for motorists while reducing future maintenance costs.

  For traffic updates and information, check NJDOT’s traffic information website