A heads-up if you are already trying to plan how to leave Wildwood Tuesday night when President Trump comes to town -- using Avalon Blvd. as a route back to the Parkway will not be an option.

And, no, this isn't another Bridgegate-like conspiracy theory. This construction has been happening for some time. In fact, the road and bridge were closed for work last week, too.

According to Avalon Police, on Tuesday night (the night of Trump's rally) and again on Wednesday night, January 28th and 29th, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge will be closed from 7PM to 5AM. As a result, Avalon Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic during these hours.

Police will have the following detours posted:

Motorists heading south on Route 9 and wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be required to continue heading south along Route 9 until they arrive at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection (CR 657). They will then be directed east along Stone Harbor Boulevard/96th Street to Third Avenue (CR 619) in Stone Harbor. They will then be directed north along CR 619 to Avalon. Traffic exiting the Garden State Parkway at Exit 13 and wishing to head east along Avalon Boulevard will be directed west to Route 9 to follow the same detour.

Motorists heading north along Route 9 wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be directed to head east at the Stone Harbor Boulevard intersection. Once in Stone Harbor, motorists will be directed north along Third Avenue (CR 619) toward Avalon. Traffic on the barrier islands wishing to utilize Avalon Boulevard to access the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 will be directed south on CR 619 to 96th Street, where they will be directed west along Stone Harbor Boulevard to Route 9 and the Parkway.

If you are trying to avoid potential traffic jams on Routes 47 or 147 when the rally ends and you are considering using Ocean Drive to head north and/or to get back to the Parkway, you will need to use Stone Harbor Blvd. or Sea Isle Blvd.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app