2/24/23 – From the Office of the Cape May County Engineer

Notice of Great Channel Bridge closure and detour of Ocean Drive (CR 619)

Beginning on Monday, February 27th  and extending until Friday March 3rd,  the Ocean Drive Bridge over Great Channel, which connects Middle Township to the south end of Stone Harbor, will be closed due to construction. During active construction hours, typically from 7:00am until 3:30 pm, those motorists wishing  to use Ocean Drive (Cr 619) and cross over the bridge will be detoured around the work zone, as this section of Ocean Drive will be closed to through traffic. The bridge and roadway are being closed in order to allow barge mounted cranes the ability to drive new piling that are part of a planned fender replacement project. The bridge will be re-opened at night.

Motorist wishing to travel north on Ocean Drive and access the south end of Stone Harbor will be detoured west onto US Route 147  to the Route 9 intersection.  They will then be directed north along Route 9 to Stone Harbor Boulevard (CR 657) where they  will be directed east along Stone Harbor Boulevard back to Third Avenue (CR 619).

Motorists travelling south on Third Avenue (CR 619) and wishing to continue heading south to US Route 147 will be directed west at the 96th Street intersection onto Stone Harbor Boulevard (CR 657). Motorist will travel west on Stone Harbor Boulevard to the Route 9 intersection.  Motorists will then be directed south on Route 9 to the intersection of Indian Trail Road (CR 618) where they will be directed east onto US Route 147.

Local Traffic will be permitted approaching the Great Channel Bridge, however, no traffic will be permitted to cross the bridge during the periods of active construction.  The detour will end on or about March 3rd.