Somers Point Awarded Grant from New Jersey Department of Transportation for Expansion of Bike Path
Somers Point, NJ – April 16, 2019 – The City of Somers Point has been awarded a $130,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to expand the Somers Point bike path.
The expansion will include construction of bike lanes on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, which will be used to connect the existing bike path and the Route 52 multi-use path to the new Garden State Parkway multi-use path and bike lanes on Route 9.
“We are excited to now have the funding to connect the bikeways to the parkway, Ocean City and our neighboring communities,” said Greg Sykora, Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC) chairman. “Somers Point is the biking hub for the shore,” he continued.
The length of the project is ¾ of a mile and will include delineation of a bike lane on the roadway and pedestrian improvements to the sidewalk on the North side of the road. The bike lanes will provide a connection between Route 9 and the new Garden State Parkway Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge that will provide access to Cape May County and the Somers Point-Pleasantville Bike Path, as well as the NJ Route 52 Causeway to the east that provides bike access to Ocean City.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020, with completion in summer 2020.
For more information on the City of Somers Point, NJ visit somerspointgov.org or call 609-927-9088.
About the City of Somers Point
The City of Somers Point is the oldest settlement in Atlantic County, dating back to 1693. This four-square mile attractive town is located in the eastern portion of Atlantic County in what was once known as Great Egg Harbor and was first incorporated as a borough in 1886.
Somers Point’s tagline – “The Shore Starts Here” – lets visitors, homebuyers and business owners know that whether they’re looking to live, work or play at the shore, Somers Point is the ideal place to start. Somers Point is primarily a residential community with a relatively large proportion of its residents employed in professional services or executive positions in Somers Point and neighboring communities. Because of Somers Point’s location on the Great Egg Harbor River bayfront, it is known for its marinas, boating, and fine restaurants. Somers Point also has a vast variety of small and large shops and businesses located throughout the community.