Heads-up if you travel between Middle and Lower Townships -- Bayshore Road is going to be closed for the next two to three weeks.

The Middle Township Police Department says on Tuesday, the Cape May County Public Works Department discovered a sinkhole forming in the northbound shoulder of Bayshore Road at Fishing Creek. The county engineer determined that the subbase under a significant portion of the road had scoured out, leaving the asphalt surface unsupported. As a result, Bayshore Road was immediately closed.

The following detours are in place:

Northbound Bayshore Road thru traffic wishing to access Del Haven and/or Route 47 will be detoured east onto Fulling Mill Road (C.R. 654) to Route 47. Traffic will then proceed north on Route 47 where motorists can access Bayshore Road and proceed up to Rutledge Avenue of the Del Haven Section of Middle Township or simply continue on Route 47 heading north.

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Southbound Route 47 traffic approaching Bayshore Road and wishing to continue as thru traffic south on Bayshore Road will be directed to continue along Route 47 south to Fulling Mill Road (C.R. 654). Traffic will them be directed west onto Fulling Mill Road back to Bayshore Road where they can continue heading south.

Local traffic will be allowed to access the Lower Township Senior Citizens Center.

Authorities say, "The County has developed a work plan and has entered into an emergency contract to make the necessary culvert and roadway improvements. Due to the extensive nature of the work, it is anticipated that repairs will take 2-3 weeks and this portion of Bayshore Road will remain unpassable until the repairs are completed. Motorists are advised to account for additional travel times."

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