Route 52 Causeway Bridge Opening
The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Somers Point, Ocean City and other officials formally opened the new $400 million Route 52 Causeway Bridge connecting Somers Point and Ocean on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The grand opening event was held at the John F. Kennedy Park in Somers Point and consisted of a short speaking program followed by a procession over the new bridge by trolley [and bicycle] to a ribbon cutting on the Ocean City side of the bridge. The event also marked the official debut of the New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion (NJ AIM) pilot program.
The New Jersey Ambassadors in Motion Program (NJAIM) is a program whose mission is to help make New Jersey roads safer and more attractive for use by all modes—bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. The program is managed by Charles Brown, Senior Research Specialist at the Voorhees Transportation Center, and is an initiative of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC). The program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).