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CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek single lane closures

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in both directions Saturday  in Gloucester and Camden counties


(Trenton) – The Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek is scheduled to have single lane closures in both directions tomorrow as the bridge replacement project begins in Camden and Gloucester counties.


From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, lane closures are scheduled on Route 47 northbound and southbound between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closures are necessary to restripe the roadway and implement a trafficshift. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays.


By 6 p.m. Saturday, Route 47 will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane of traffic in each direction with both lanes shifted onto the southbound side of the bridge. The traffic shift is necessary to relocate electric conduits before demolition of the bridge can begin and is expected to remain in place through summer 2024.


The $47.8 million federally funded Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek project will replace the bridge between Brooklawn, Camden County and Westville, Gloucester County, as well as raise the profile of the Bridge by seven feet, elevate a portion of Route 47 approaching the bridge and improve drainage. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2027.

Variable 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 for construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT and ourFacebook page.