Saw this little glimpse of conspiratorial heaven the other day on a bike ride through Longport. I guess the answer is, being power washed, but sure looked like some extra special preparations were under way just in time for the summer season, which apparently is arriving today, April 16, when temps will top 80 degrees at the shore (it's cooler at the shore, remember?).
Longport also added a nice new old- fashioned looking clock at the base of the bridge, the better to occupy you after the police pull you over for speeding merrily into town. Looks like they may even be fixing up the epic potholes and cracks on the bridge itself, which make it even more of a hazard for bike riders such as myself. On my way back into Longport on the bike, I always think, the drivers will thank me for forcing them to slow down as they pass me on the bike into town, thereby avoiding the speed trap. But on the way out to Somers Point, people seem impatient to rev it up. Wish there were another way off the island on the bike, one with a better shoulder, but there is not. Still waiting for the new Ocean City bridge to open up their bike/pedestrian lane. Island- hopping is one of the great joys of bicycling down here, especially some of the old causeways and bridges, like past Corson's Inlet and into Strathmere, but shoulders can be non-existent.