NJDOT Closing Westbound Lanes of I-76 this Weekend

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo has been informed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) of 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 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.

“Motorists need to be mindful of these lane closures this weekend,” said Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works.  “Throughout the construction, please stay prepared for traffic pattern changes and be observant of instructions on the electronic message boards.”

Beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, May 11 until 5 a.m., Monday, May 14, NJDOT 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.