LBI Bridge Project Update


STAFFORD, NJ -  The NJ Department of Transportation recently announced that traffic is being shifted to the north side of the easternmost thorofare bridge of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project.  This shift will be to allow for the reconstruction of the south side of the trestle bridge, according to state Department of Transportation officials.

The new traffic pattern on the Hilliard’s Thorofare Bridge will remain in place until late summer. Two lanes of traffic in each direction are expected to be maintained throughout the work zone.

Schiavone Construction Company began the traffic shift two weeks ago.   The construction on the LBI Causeway bridges is expected to be completed in 2020.  This huge project began in 2013. The 3-mile-long Causeway links Stafford Township on the mainland with Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island.

Sign Up for E-News

The new bridge on the south has been completed and for now all four lanes (two in each direction) on this new bridge is the main way on and off of Long Beach Island.  The new bridge is 2,400 feet long with a vertical clearance of 55 feet over Manahawkin Bay is parallel to the previously existing bridge over the bay.  

The previously existing bridge is currently being rehabilitated. The new bridge will ultimately carry eastbound traffic, and westbound traffic will be carried over the rehabilitated bridge. 

There are often times where the traffic reduces to one lane in each direction.  Drivers are encouraged to always drive with caution especially since construction is ongoing.  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Sat, March 3, 12:00 PM

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

7th Annual March Madness Foul Shooting Contest



Mon, March 5, 8:45 AM

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce building , Ship Bottom

.Southern Ocean Chamber and LBI Health Department ...

Business & Finance Health & Wellness


Sat, March 31, 10:00 AM

Surf City Yacht Club, Surf City

Long Beach Island Third Annual Job Fair

Business & Finance Community Calendar

A Family Event: Magic Beyond Imagination

February 12, 2018


SUBJECT: Magic Beyond Imagination

DATE: Friday, March 16, 2018

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Palmer Opera House & Event Center

ADDRESS: 12 West Main Street, Cuba, NY

CONTACT: Michele Conklin, (585) 209-5512


 Prepare to be amazed with “Magic Beyond Imagination” and you will believe.

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, The ...