Painting Project Causes Possible Delays on Delaware Memorial Bridge

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If you’re planning on crossing the Delaware River sometime this weekend, you may want to steer clear of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

That’s because of a tower-painting project.

Delaware River and Bay Authority Public Information Officer James Salmon tells NBC10 one lane heading into Delaware will be closed, while all four lanes heading into New Jersey will remain open to traffic.

The closures will last from Friday through Sunday.

Contractors are working on painting the Bridge Towers of both the northbound span into New Jersey and the southbound span into Delaware.

Officials said that drivers can expect the worst delays during peak weekend traveling times -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

While the project is expected to last until November, it will be suspended for the Labor Day Weekend and the upcoming Papal visit.

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