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Delaware Memorial Bridge construction project begins Sept. 8, requiring lane closures

Delaware News Desk
Delaware River and Bay Authority contractor J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, Pennsylvania, will begin the Ultra High Performance Concrete deck overlay pilot construction project on the New Jersey-bound Span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge beginning Sept. 8 and continuing through Oct. 9.

A construction project on the New Jersey bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge will close two and sometimes three lanes from Sept. 8 through Oct. 9, officials say. 

Workers will be doing a concrete deck overlay on the bridge. 

Two lanes will be closed to traffic throughout the project — with an additional third lane shut down on occasions during the overnight hours. That means traffic congestion and delays heading into New Jersey through early October, Delaware River and Bay Authority said. 

From Sept. 9-20, the right two lanes will be closed, with a third lane closed sometimes at night, mostly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for pouring concrete. 

From Sept. 21-30, the left two lanes will be closed, with a third lane closed mostly overnight for pouring.

From Oct. 1-9, there will be single lane closures with nighttime double lane closures for finishing work on the surface, including lane markings.

The construction schedule may vary due to weather. Commuters and travelers are urged to be careful and stay alert in and around construction zones, obey posted speed limits and plan for some extra time during rush hour periods.

The bridge deck of the New Jersey-bound span is more than 50 years old and needs substantial repair and rehabilitation, officials said. The cost of the project is $6.2 million.

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