Manahawkin Bay Bridge project lane shift runs through summer
A component of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project creates a single-file squeeze to and from Long Beach Island through late summer.
Traffic approaching the Hilliards Thorofare Bridge, nearest one to the mainland, runs one lane each way on the north side of the span during reconstruction of the southern side. The lane shift is due to be complete by February 17.
The $350,000,000 project, now in its fourth year, will mean fully functional twin bridges connecting LBI to the mainland by 2020, one in each direction, if work remains on schedule, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).