On Thursday night, February 20th, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge, which carries traffic into and out of Avalon, will be closed for construction.

Authorities say the bridge will be closed from 7PM to 5AM. As a result, Avalon Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic.

The following detours will be posted:

Motorists heading south on Route 9 and wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be required to continue heading south along Route 9 until they arrive at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection (CR 657). They will then be directed east along Stone Harbor Boulevard/96th Street to Third Avenue (CR 619) in Stone Harbor. They will then be directed north along CR 619 to Avalon. Traffic exiting the Garden State Parkway at exit 13 and wishing to head east along Avalon Boulevard will be directed west to Route 9 to follow the same detour.

Motorists heading north along Route 9 wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be directed to head east at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection. Once in Stone Harbor, motorists will be directed north along Third Avenue (CR 619) toward Avalon.

Traffic on the barrier islands wishing to utilize Avalon Boulevard to access the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 will be directed south on CR 619 to 96th Street where they will be directed west along Stone Harbor Boulevard to Route 9 and the Parkway.

The road work and closure are subject to weather conditions.

 

SOURCE: Cape May County press release, 2/13/20.

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