CAPE MAY COUNTY: Route 47/S Delsea Drive to be closed and detoured for priority roadway repair beginning next week
Closure in place until June to repair sinkholes undermining the road
LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(January 17, 2020)--New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that Route 47/ S Delsea Drive will be closed and detoured beginning Monday for priority roadway repairs in Middle Township, Cape May County.
Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, January 20, NJDOT’s contractor Mount Construction is scheduled to close and detour Route 47 in both directions between Indian Trail Road and Springers Mill Road for priority repairs to a culvert over Dias Creek resulting in sinkholes that are compromising the roadway. The project is anticipated to be completed by June 2020.
Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following signed detour will be in place throughout the duration of the project:
Route 47 Northbound Detour:
Motorists wishing to continue on Route 47 northbound will be instructed to turn right onto Indian Trail Road
Turn left onto Route 9 north
Turn left onto W. Hand Avenue
Turn right back onto Route 47/S. Delsea Drive
Route 47 Southbound Detour:
Motorists wishing to continue on Route 47 southbound will be instructed to turn left onto W. Hand Avenue
Turn right onto Route 9 south
Turn right onto Indian Trail Road
Turn left onto Route 47/S. Delsea Drive
Variable Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.
Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204