AVALON – The Thorofare Bridge in Ingram will be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on June 1, to allow for the planned resurfacing of the area around the bridge.
As a result, according to a press release, Avalon Boulevard (CR 601) will be closed to traffic during these hours. The causeway and the bridge will reopen after these hours and will remain open thereafter.
In addition, for the week of June 1, only one lane of the bridge will be open between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, in order to allow access to work under the bridge. Traffic safeguards will be minimized through the use of traffic directors, which will replace existing traffic lights, in order to balance traffic expectations; however, motorists are advised that there will be travel delays.
Motorists heading south on Route 9 who wish to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will need to continue south along Route 9 until they arrive at the intersection of Stone Harbor Boulevard ( CR 657). They will then be directed east along Stone Harbor Boulevard / 96th Street to Third Avenue (CR 619), in Stone Harbor. They will then be directed north along CR 619 to Avalon.
Traffic exiting the Garden State Parkway at Exit 13 and wishing to go east to Avalon will be directed west to Route 9 to follow the same detour. Northbound traffic approaching Stone Harbor Boulevard and wishing to access Avalon will be directed to Stone Harbor Boulevard, at Exit 10.
Motorists heading north along Route 9 and wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard should head east at the intersection of Stone Harbor Boulevard. Once in Stone Harbor, motorists will be directed north along Third Avenue (CR 619) toward Avalon.
Barrier Island traffic wishing to use Avalon Boulevard to access the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 will be directed south on CR 619 to 96th Street, where it will be directed west along from Stone Harbor Boulevard to Route 9 and the Parkway.
Local traffic will be permitted to access Avalon Boulevard up to Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge on either side, but will not be permitted to cross the bridge.
Due to the current 96th Street Bridge (CR 657) load restriction, vehicles over 15 tonnes will not be able to access Stone Harbor / Avalon until traffic resumes on Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge at 5 a.m. the next morning. Motorists should plan accordingly and obey all traffic control devices and speed limits.
Planning for the construction of the Thorofare Bridge in Ingram after Remembrance Day