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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Judy Drucker
RELEASE: May 10, 2018

I-76 westbound lane closures necessary for emergency repairs this weekend in Camden County

Temporary lane closures required for underground pipe repairs

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the temporary closure this weekend of three out of the five lanes on I-76 westbound near the Walt Whitman Bridge for emergency repairs in Gloucester City, Camden County.

Beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 11 until 5 a.m., Monday, May 14, NJDOT’s contractor IEW Inc., will close two out of the five lanes on I-76 westbound between Route 130 and Klemm Avenue to make repairs to a severely deteriorated underground metal pipe which resulted in a sinkhole. The area was temporarily stabilized on Tuesday, April 24 by backfilling the sinkhole and pinning a steel plate on the roadway. Some emergency repairs, requiring temporary lane closures began last weekend. Due to the extent of the work, the right shoulder also has been closed.

Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, May 11 until 5 a.m., Monday, May 14, NJDOT’s contractor will close a third lane. At least two lanes will be maintained during the emergency construction.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and expect delays in the area. All lanes will be open before 5 a.m. Monday, May 14.

Dynamic Message Signs will provide advance notification to motorists of 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.


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