Forsythe NWR, Brigantine drive closures


Mar 24, 2004
Coastal NJ
due to remedial construction. It's not clear if the entire drive will be open weekdays 4:30pm till sunset. The big project has not yet begun.

The Refuge and our contractors have finalized dates for the first round of construction to make the Wildlife Drive more resilient to future storms. For the next six weeks or so repairs will be made to the dike at Turtle Cove (South Dike) and Dogleg (North Dike). Work to the Long Dike, the water control structure in the northeast corner and dike resurfacing will occur later in the summer and at this point are planned to be completed by the end of August 2016.

Beginning April 1...8th and until further notice:

The Wildlife Drive will be OPEN on weekends to two-way traffic. Visitors will U-turn at the Turtle Cove observation platform on the South Dike and exit the way they entered.

The Wildlife Dive will be CLOSED on weekdays until approximately 4:30pm and then OPEN until sunset.

When the Drive is open, the construction zones will be fenced and off limits to visitors. Please refrain from entering any work areas even when construction workers are not present.

Please check our Facebook page regularly for updates as to the current status of the drive. We will post regular updates and any closure changes as soon as we know them.

If you have any questions, please contact Wildlife Biologist Marc Virgilio at