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I-76 eastbound lane closures Sunday for restriping. At least three lanes will be maintained.

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures on I-76 eastbound on Sunday as a project to repair the deck on the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue advances in Gloucester City, Camden County. Screen Shot 2022-04-22 at 15.54.11


From 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, February 5, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on I-76 eastbound between Market Street and the Bridge over Nicholson Road to restripe the roadway. The work will start with two right lanes closed at 7 a.m., and the lane closures will move to the left, as work progresses. At least three lanes will be maintained at all times on I-76 eastbound.


By 4 p.m. Sunday, February 5, traffic on I-76 eastbound will be shifted to the right onto the newly widened right shoulder, and a construction barrier will be placed in the left lanes to create a median work zone.


The $57.2 million project will replace the I-76 Bridge over Klemm Avenue, Conrail and the South Branch Newton Creek Bridge. In addition, the project will replace the noise walls on the bridge and on the approach roadway, as well overhead sign structures. Improvements will be made to ramps, drainage, lighting, and ITS components within the project limits. I-76 carries an average of 200,000 vehicles each day. To minimize the impact to traffic and reduce the construction time, the bridge replacement will be done in stages using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods using prefabricated materials. The project is expected to be completed in the fall 2023.


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 for construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.