Southbound motorists will follow existing truck detour for the holiday weekend 

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a Route 50 southbound detour to accommodate the holiday weekend summer traffic as the Tuckahoe River Bridge rehabilitation project advances in Cape May County. NJDOT has been working closely with local officials in Corbin City and Tuckahoe, who requested the detour to help alleviate traffic backups that are expected with the bridge reduced to one lane and an alternating traffic condition. Access to local roads will be maintained for local traffic. Starting Saturday May 28, and continuing through Monday, May 30, NJDOT’s contractor South State, Inc., will detour motorists from Route 50 southbound between Mosquito Landing Road and Route 49, past the construction zone to accommodate the expected summer holiday traffic. All motorists will follow the existing southbound truck detour on the following dates and times. Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Route 50 Southbound Detour: 

 Motorists traveling on Route 50 southbound will be directed to bear right onto CR637/Cumberland Avenue. 

 From CR637/Cumberland Avenue, make a left onto CR666/Cape May Avenue. 

 Make a left onto Route 49 eastbound. 

 Continue on Route 49 eastbound and make a right onto Route 50 southbound. 

Traffic heading to Cape May in the summer may want to use alternate routes because of the ongoing construction.