STAFFORD, NJ - Route 9 will be closed to northbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 near the Manahawkin Lake due to the utility pole damages from the traffic collision last week. Atlantic City Electric will be replacing all of the equipment on the utility pole.

Detours will be in place and police will be there for traffic safety measures. The detour will be Stafford Avenue to Parker Street to Hilliard Boulevard back to Route 9. 

Beach Avenue between Route 9 and Division Street will also be closed to thru-traffic. 

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Plan accordingly and allow extra time to get to your destinations. "Heavy delays will be expected," said Stafford Police.

Southbound traffic will remain passable through the construction zone.