MANAHAWKIN – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced a Virtual Public Information Center (PIC) to provide residents and businesses information about the Manahawkin Bay Bridge Project.
The virtual PIC will be held until March 19 and will go over Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Contract 1A & 1B. Attendees will be able to participate by giving comments by mail or e-mail or through route72contract1a-1b.com. The presentation will go over relevant items and review questions and feedback.
According to NJDOT, the purpose of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project is to “keep the Route 72 bridges and approach roadways in good condition, so they can provide continuous, effective vehicular access to the Long Beach Island (LBI) communities, make operational and safety improvements, and maintain a suitable coastal evacuation.”
The Route 72 Causeway is the only access linking the mainland to LBI which is a prime seasonal recreation destination and year-round residential area.
Contract 1A & 1B is the last contract to be constructed. It consists of operational improvements at Marsha Drive in Stafford Township; and drainage and operational roadway and intersection improvements in Ship Bottom.