If you’ve driven in and out of Brigantine by way of Route 30 lately, you probably noticed how smooth the ride felt. The ruts, potholes and cracks are all but gone, and the resurfacing is expected to be completed by the end of this week, according to Kevin Israel, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
The $3 million federally funded Route 30 resurfacing project, which began in earnest after Labor Day, runs from Illinois Avenue in Absecon and continues 2.6 miles to Gramercy Avenue in Atlantic City near the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Initial shoulder and off-road utility work began in July.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were resurfaced overnight, requiring single-lane closures, minimizing traffic interruptions. While the portion motorists are interested in has come to an end, the total package is scheduled for completion Nov. 28.
“There’s still some landscaping, reflectors and other work to be done,” Israel said.