What to Know
- Only three lanes will be open to New Jersey on the Ben Franklin Bridge during the Monday evening rush hour.
- The lane closure is due to emergency repairs to the bridge's barrier wall.
- All four lanes will remain open on the bridge westbound to Pennsylvania.
Only three lanes were open to New Jersey on the Ben Franklin Bridge during Monday’s evening rush hour due to emergency repairs, officials announced.
The bridge had three eastbound lanes open to New Jersey. Four lanes remained open westbound to Pennsylvania.
The lane closure was caused by emergency repairs to the bridge’s barrier wall.
“Until the repairs are completed, DRPA will not be able to move the barrier wall from its current configuration to accommodate traffic demand,” a spokesperson with the Delaware River Port Authority wrote.
Motorists were advised to consider an alternate bridge or prepare for additional travel time during the Monday evening rush until the repairs are completed.
Traffic on the bridge appeared to be moving normally during the Tuesday morning commute.