The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), has designed a Virtual Public Information Center (PIC) that will be online between February 22 – March 19, 2021, to provide local residents and businesses with information on the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Contract 1A & 1B. The public is encouraged to actively participate by providing comments by mail or e-mail or through this website.
The site provides 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.
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. 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.
To view the information please go to Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges, Contract 1A & 1B | Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges, Contract 1A & 1B | NJDOT (route72contract1a-1b.com)