On Monday night and possibly Tuesday night, Jan. 13 and 14, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge into Avalon will be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for ongoing construction, Cape May County announced.
As a result, Avalon Boulevard (C.R. 601) will be closed to traffic during those hours. The roadway and bridge will re-open after those hours and remain open thereafter, according to a county press release.
Motorists heading south on Route 9 and wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be required to continue heading south along Route 9 until they arrive at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection (C.R. 657).
The detour will then take them east along Stone Harbor Boulevard/96th Street to Third Avenue (C.R. 619) in Stone Harbor. They will then be directed north along C.R. 619 to Avalon.
Traffic leaving the Garden State Parkway at Exit 13 and wishing to head east along Avalon Boulevard will be directed west to Route 9 to follow the same detour.
Motorists traveling north along Route 9 wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be directed to head east at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection. Once in Stone Harbor, they will be directed north along Third Avenue (C.R. 619) toward Avalon.
Traffic on the barrier islands wishing to utilize Avalon Boulevard to access the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 will be directed south on C.R. 619 to 96th Street, where they will head west along Stone Harbor Boulevard to Route 9 and the Parkway.
Local traffic will be permitted to access Avalon Boulevard up to the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge from either side, but will not be permitted to cross the bridge.
Motorists are asked to plan accordingly and obey all traffic signals and speed limits, the press release said.