(Lindenwold, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Public Works (CCDPW) will begin emergency deck repairs to the Grove Street Bridge over the Cooper River starting Monday. To facilitate the construction, a northbound detour will be put in place.
“While working the bridge structure, crews found that additional work needed to be performed on the deck of the bridge,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the CCDPW. “This emergency repair needs to be completed before temperatures drop further and we miss this window of opportunity to complete the project.”
Starting October 22, traffic will not be permitted to travel northbound on Grove Street, from Haddonfield Borough toward Route 70, over the bridge during daytime hours. Work will begin at 6 a.m. and the bridge will reopen to traffic in the evening for the duration of the project. A detour will be implemented at Kings Highway and will take traffic around the work zone on Park Boulevard. Southbound traffic, from Route 70 toward Haddonfield, will remain open for the duration of the project and will not be impeded by construction activities. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the construction process.
It is anticipated that the project will be completed by November 2. The exact timing of the project may be altered by weather and other factors.
“Improving our roadway and bridge infrastructure while increasing highway safety is one of the best investments we can make in our county,” Shin Angulo said. “Motorists need to be aware of the construction taking place and plan their daily commutes accordingly. Whenever you are driving through a road construction zone, please stay prepared for traffic pattern changes and be observant of posted instructions or directions.”
The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining 1,200 lane miles of county roadway and 61major bridges. To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566-2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com