The County of Cape May will be completing the final resurfacing of the phase 1 Jackson Street/Lafayette Street roadway improvement project on June 19, 2023. On Monday June 19, 2023, resurfacing will commence along Jackson Street (CR 606) beginning at the intersection of Jackson and Perry Streets, continuing along Jackson Street toward Lafayette Street, and ending approximately 100 feet north of the Jackson Street/Lafayette Street intersection. The paving operation will begin at 7:30 A.M. and is expected to be completed by 5:00 P.M on June 19, 2023. Traffic striping will commence on June 20th and is expected to take one day to complete.
To safely execute the paving work, Jackson Street will be closed to thru traffic during the period of active construction. Thru traffic wishing to head north along Jackson Street from Broadway (Cr 626) will detour at West Perry Street and will continue to Beach Avenue where they can proceed north. Traffic can then access Lafayette Street via Madison Avenue or continue heading north on Beach Avenue. Thru traffic heading South along Lafayette Street and wishing to continue to head south to Jackson Street will be detoured at Ocean Street east to Beach Avenue where they can continue to head in a southerly direction. Local traffic will be maintained, and businesses will be accessible; however, there will be delays and limited access due to the construction activities. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the paving operation due to the construction equipment and truck traffic and to access businesses from the side streets or on foot during active construction. The detour will be in place from 7:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., normal traffic patterns will resume around 5:00 P.M. when the paving is expected to be completed. The same detour will be in place on June 20th (weather permitting) as the roadway will receive final striping and markings. Upon completion of the striping, normal traffic patterns will remain uninterrupted through the summer.