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DOWN THE SHORE: 96th Street Bridge in Stone Harbor to Have Overnight Closures until Sept. 30

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The following was provided by the County of Cape May:

Notice of Night Closure for 96th Street Bridge (C.R. 657)

Borough of Stone Harbor and Township of Middle

STONE HARBOR, NJ — The 96 th Street Bridge along Stone Harbor Boulevard leading into the Borough of Stone Harbor will be undergoing structural repairs to the bascule span (movable span) during nighttime hours Monday through Thursdays beginning September 20 th and extending until September 30th. Traffic will not be able to pass over the bridge between the hours of 8:00 pm to 6:00 am during those nights. There will be no closures Fridays thru Sundays during that period.

The contractor will be fortifying beam 3 as part of ongoing emergency repair work to address small cracks that were discovered as part of a recent interim bridge inspection procedure. Due to the nature of the work, the bridge cannot remain open as work proceeds. Through traffic wishing to access Stone Harbor via Stone Harbor Boulevard will be detoured during these work times with access to Stone Harbor directed to Avalon Boulevard.  Local traffic wishing to access businesses and residences up to the west side of the bridge will be permitted to proceed along Stone Harbor Boulevard. The bridge will re-open at 6:00 am the morning of the night closures.

Traffic heading north on the Garden State Parkway wishing to access Stone Harbor at exit 10 will be redirected to proceed north on the Parkway to exit 13 and proceed east on Avalon Boulevard (C.R. 601) to Ocean Drive (C.R. 619). Traffic will then be directed south along Ocean Drive to Stone Harbor. Traffic traveling south on the parkway will be directed to take exit 13 onto Avalon Boulevard as well. Traffic heading east on Court House South Dennis Road (C.R. 657) will be advised to either take Route 9 north to Avalon Boulevard or to take exit 10 north onto the Garden State Parkway to Avalon Boulevard.  Stone Harbor traffic wishing to head west along Stone Harbor Boulevard will be directed north along Third Avenue /Ocean Drive (C.R. 619) and west along Avalon Boulevard (C.R. 601) to the Garden State Parkway.

The proposed work is part of ongoing emergency repair work that is intended to maintain and prolong the life of the bascule span until a planned replacement of the span and upgrades to the bridge commenced.

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