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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. 6a00d8341bf7d953ef0191044ed016970c-800wi

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.

Address/Location
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619

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