The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Work for the week of Oct. 14 to 18:As of Oct. 11, the contractor will have installed pipe between 30th and 31st streets along Bay Avenue, with all trenches being backfilled and paved. The contractor received three additional concrete chambers and will be staging them at their locations off of the paved surface of Bay Avenue.On Monday, work will continue to move northward on Bay Avenue towards 30th Street and beyond, approaching 29th Street. It is expected that one crew will be working in this area for the duration of the week.Traffic:Bay Avenue will be closed between 34th Street and 24th Street. Traffic detours will be established to divert motorists to West Avenue. The map below depicts the northbound and southbound traffic pattern to be followed. Please obey all established traffic patterns. Only local traffic will be permitted on Bay Avenue.See full project update.Map depicts the detour route (in yellow) around Bay Avenue. Motorists should watch out for detours on Bay Avenue during construction work.