Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges, Contract 1A & 1B
February 22, 2021 - March 19, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, the environment, community concerns and costs, will hold a Virtual Public Information Center (PIC) between February 22 - March 19, 2021, to provide local residents and businesses with information on the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Contract 1A & 1B. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments by mail or e-mail or through this website.
Here, you will have an opportunity to review the presentation, exhibits of the relevant items, submit questions, and leave feedback. Property owners with rental units are advised that tenants are also invited and encouraged to participate. Learn more and download our flyer.
The NJDOT’s overall 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 egress. 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. The Causeway is over two miles in length and includes five existing bridges. The project was divided into six separate construction contracts. The last contract to be constructed is Contract 1A & 1B and includes operational improvements at Marsha Drive in Stafford Township; and drainage and operational roadway and intersection improvements in Ship Bottom. Learn more and download our flyer.