NJDOT Will Begin Necessary Repairs
to Route 30 Bridge over Penrose Canal
The New Jersey Department of Transporation (NJDOT) will begin making repairs to the Route 30 bridge over the Penrose Canal into Atlantic City today, which will require some shifts in traffic patterns beginning on Monday, November 15.
The two lanes of eastbound (inbound to Atlantic City) traffic over the bridge will be maintained during repairs. The westbound (outbound from Atlantic City) lanes over the bridge will be reduced from three lanes to two.
This reduction in outbound lanes will require traffic heading to Route 30 westbound from Huron Avenue to come to a stop before crossing the bridge. To avoid potential congestion on Huron Avenue, motorists travelling from Brigantine or the Marina District will be advised to use Brigantine Boulevard to access Route 30 westbound. Variable message signs will be posted to alert travellers.
During the construction period, the NJDOT encourages motorists leaving the city during peak periods to use the Atlantic City Expressway if practical.
The department estimates repair work will conclude in mid-December at an approximate cost of $500,000.
The need for the repairs, which entails shoring up deteriorating timber supports, was discovered during design work to replace the bridge. The NJDOT expects to begin work on the replacement structure this spring.
Approximately 20,000 vehicles per day travel across the bridge.