I-76 emergency bridge repairs require
immediate lane closures today in Gloucester City
Work on the westbound lanes this afternoon and eastbound lanes tonight
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced immediate lane closures on I-76 over Klemm Avenue for emergency bridge repairs in Gloucester City. Klemm Avenue also will be closed.
Beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. today, Friday, May 24 the two left lanes on I-76 westbound will be closed for emergency concrete deck repairs. This work is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. tonight. There are normally six lanes in the westbound direction. Four lanes will remain open while the repairs are being made.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, the two right lanes and shoulder on I-76 eastbound will be closed for emergency deck repairs. This work is expected to last approximately 8 hours. Once work on the right lanes is complete, a single left lane and shoulder on I-76 eastbound will be closed until about 12 noon on Saturday, May 25 for emergency repairs. There are normally five lanes in the eastbound direction. At least three lanes will remain open while the repairs are being made.
Klemm Avenue will be closed for the duration of the emergency work beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. today, Friday, May 24 until completion, which is expected to be around 12 noon, tomorrow, Saturday May 25. Motorists are advised to use Market Street as an alternate route.
Multiple crews will be working on the bridge deck to repair exposed rebar and concrete spalls, as well as under the bridge on Klemm Avenue.
Motorists on I-76 heading to or from Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman or Ben Franklin Bridges should expect congestion and delays, and are encouraged to consider alternate routes.
Variable Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of the traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.
Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.
Please note, the NJDOT Communications office has a new phone number – 609.963.1975