Part of Route 50 in Cape May County will be closed every night this week, state officials announced Tuesday.
Between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the state's contractor will close Route 50 between Mosquito Landing Road and Route 49 for the installation of new bridge girders.
All motorists will follow the existing truck detour for while the overnight work is taking place.
Route 50 Northbound Detour:
• Motorists traveling on Route 50 northbound will be directed to make a left onto Route 49 westbound.
• Continue on Route 49 by bearing right passing the fork with Weatherby Road.
• Continue on Route 49 westbound and make a right on to CR666/Cape May Avenue.
• Make a right onto First Avenue and continue as First Avenue becomes CR637/Cumberland Avenue, which merges back into Route 50 northbound.
Route 50 Southbound Detour:
• Motorists traveling on Route 50 southbound will be directed to bear right onto CR637/Cumberland Avenue.
• From CR637/Cumberland Avenue, make a left onto CR666/Cape May Avenue.
• Make a left onto Route 49 eastbound.
• Continue on Route 49 eastbound and make a right onto Route 50 southbound.
The $11.7 million federally-funded project, which began in October 2013 will demolish and replace the existing, structurally-deficient drawbridge with a new low-level, fixed-span structure over the Tuckahoe River connecting Upper Township in Cape May County with Corbin City in Atlantic County.
The project will reconstruct and widen the highway near the bridge, and improve the intersections including the addition of new dedicated turn lanes. New sidewalks and curbs will be installed along Route 50 and the existing drainage system will be upgraded. The project is expected to be complete by summer 2017.
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.