Somers Point, NJ
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) began in Summer 2006 the first part of its $400 million project to replace the Route 52 Causeway bridges and the roadway section between Somers Point and Ocean City, including the elimination of the Somers Point Circle. The work is expected to last until 2012. This is one of NJDOT's largest projects and is critical because it is the emergency evacuation route for Ocean City.
Two fixed and two moveable bridges will be replaced by two bridges that will have two high fixed spans over Ship Channel and Beach Thorofare (Intracoastal Waterway) and a touchdown on Rainbow Island. The new roadway section will have two 12-foot lanes and 8-foot minimum outside shoulders in each direction separated by a concrete median barrier.
Continued coordination with officials and members of Ocean City and Somers Point as well as Atlantic and Cape May counties will be ongoing for the duration of the project which will also include community enhancements.
Construction will be done in two parts. The RT 52 Constructors, of which R.E. Pierson Construction is a part of, are constructing the second part of this project.