I'm so excited to broadcast once again from the 24th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights. It's always an incredible day of BIG FUN raising BIG MONEY for Special Olympics NJ.

We want to see your photos from the plunge! Send them to use via the New Jersey 101.5 app for Android or iOS. We'll donate $100 to Special Olympics of New Jersey in honor of our favorite photographer!


If you're heading down to take the plunge, or just to see the spectacle on Saturday, February 25, here's what you need to know:

The Mathis Bridge is under construction for the winter/spring season until on or about May 12th. During construction there is only one eastbound travel lane and two westbound travel lanes available on the Tunney Bridge.

Please also note: No vehicles, trailers or parade floats exceeding 11’ will be permitted on the bridge heading eastbound into Seaside Heights.

To avoid delays please consider one of these following routes instead of using the Tunney Bridge for access into seaside. Oversized vehicles MUST use one of the following routes.

From Toms River via Hooper Avenue

Take Hooper Avenue north.
Turn right onto Drum Point Road and continue for 1.2 miles.
Turn left onto Adamston Road and continue for about 1 mile.
Turn right onto Mantoloking Road (CR 528) to end.
Turn right onto Route 35 South and proceed for several miles.
Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From Manchester via Route 70

Take Route 70 toward Brick Township.
Turn right onto Cedar Bridge Avenue which will become Mantoloking Road (CR 528).
Follow Mantoloking Road to end.
Turn right onto Route 35 South and proceed for several miles.
Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From the Garden State Parkway

From the North

Take the Garden State Parkway south to exit 98 for Route 34 South.
Follow Route 34 South, which will become Route 35 South.
Continue on Route 35 South over the Manasquan River Bridge and proceed for several miles.
Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway. Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From the South

Take the Garden State Parkway north to exit 90 (Brick Township).
Turn right onto Chambersbridge Road.
Count 7 traffic lights to the intersection of Mantoloking Road (CR 528).
Turn left and follow Mantoloking Road to end.
Turn right onto Route 35 South and proceed for several miles.
Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

From the West via Interstate 195

Head east on I-195 to Exit 35A for Route 34 South (Brielle).
Follow Route 34 South which will become Route 35 South.
Continue on Route 35 South over the Manasquan River Bridge and proceed for several miles.
Route 35 South will become a two-lane roadway.  Follow signs toward Seaside Heights.

Drive safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all for another big Polar Bear Plunge!

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