Route 47 Bridge over Menantico Creek


May 12-26, 2023

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), committed to developing transportation improvements that best balance transportation needs, community concerns, the environment, and costs, will hold a Virtual Public Information Center (PIC) to provide local residents, officials, businesses and the general public with information about the Route 47 Bridge over Menantico Creek Replacement. You are encouraged to actively participate by providing comments by mail, phone, or email. 

The Public Information Center will be held virtually and can be viewed below from Friday, May 12, 2023 through Friday, May 26, 2023.

You will have an opportunity to review a presentation, view project information and submit comments or questions. Property owners with rental units are advised that tenants are also invited and encouraged to participate.

PIC meeting documents can be viewed below:

NJDOT Virtual PIC meeting is now closed, however comments may be submitted thru June 26, 2023.


Location: The bridge carries NJ Route 47 over Menantico Creek on the municipal border of the City of Millville and Township of Maurice River. The project limits extend from approximately 500 feet to the north of the existing bridge to Route 47’s intersection with Schooner Landing Road at the south. 

Purpose: The purpose of the project is to replace the bridge to address the structural deficiencies and improve functional characteristics/requirements on the bridge.

Need: The structure was built in 1929 and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge superstructure and substructure are in poor condition.  Additionally, the overall bridge geometry is substandard. 

Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA): The PPA is for the replacement of the bridge with a wider structure, along with a raised roadway profile to obtain greater vertical under clearance.  Construction will be completed under a nine (9) month detour of Route 47. 

Additional improvements include: 

· Single span bridge to eliminate in-water piers, improving waterway travel; 

· Sidewalk installation; 

· Lighting and guide rail upgrades; 

· Addition of shoulders

Environmental Information: The environmental screening and studies were conducted to identify the natural resources and cultural/historic resources within the project area. The documentation and permits will be completed as required in coordination with the Federal and State agencies during Final Design, the next phase of the project. 


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