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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The state will close parts of Route 47 from Monday through sometime in June, the Department of Transportation said Friday.

Traffic will be will be detoured in both directions between Indian Trail Road and Springers Mill Road beginning 7 a.m. Monday. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses, and the route will be signed.

The detour will take motorists from Route 47 to Route 9 and back.

The project will repair a culvert and fill in sinkholes that are compromising the road, the DOT said in a news release.

Mount Construction will handle the detours and repair the culvert over Dias Creek, the DOT said.

Route 47 northbound detour:

Turn right onto Indian Trail Road

Turn left onto Route 9 North

Turn left onto West Hand Avenue

Turn right onto Route 47/South Delsea Drive

Route 47 southbound detour:

Turn left onto West Hand Avenue

Turn right onto Route 9 South

Turn right onto Indian Trail Road

Turn left onto Route 47/South Delsea Drive

Atlantic County

On Tuesday, Moss Mill Road in Galloway Township will be closed to traffic between Mannheim and Odessa avenues from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, for drainage work.

On Wednesday, Moss Mill will have an alternating traffic pattern in place between Mannheim Avenue and Cologne-Port Republic Road in Galloway from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Thursday, Moss Mill will be closed between Columbia Road and Fifth Avenue in Mullica Township from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 609-272-7219

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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