Pack your patience if you’re heading to LBI this morning

    (Image: Google Maps)

    (Image: Google Maps)

    Heavy traffic is impacting Route 72 and the causeway heading into Long Beach Island this morning due to emergency construction. 

    The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced yesterday repairs to a collapsed pipe in the Route 72 eastbound lanes in Ship Bottom, requiring opening the roadway to replace the drainage pipe.

    A traffic shift is currently in place to accommodate the work.

    In an alert issued shortly after 9:30 a.m., the Long Beach Township Police Department advised of heavy delays on the Route 72 eastbound lanes near Shore Avenue due to the construction and a “subsequent water main break.”

    The advisory says to use caution or avoid the area. 

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