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Released: 6/21/2016 

Ben Franklin Bridge Milling & Paving Work to occur June 22-25

Only one eastbound lane to New Jersey will be open to traffic at times
during the overnight paving project


CAMDEN, NJ- Beginning Wednesday, June 22, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) will begin a milling and paving project on the New Jersey side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The $708,000 project will repair deteriorated portions of the pavement on the downside Camden approach and will provide motorists with a smoother, more-even driving surface.

In order to minimize disruptions to traffic, the work will take place overnight between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. and will occur over three consecutive nights. Lane closures, periodic exit ramp closures and reduced speed limits are expected.

During the work, motorists can expect the following lanes open to traffic across the bridge:

Wednesday, June 22

  • 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - 2 lanes to NJ & 3 lanes to PA
  • 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday - 1 lane to NJ & 3 lanes to PA

Thursday, June 23 (Postponed)

  • 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - 2 lanes to NJ & 3 lanes to PA
  • 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday - 1 lane to NJ & 3 lanes to PA

Saturday, June 25

  • 12:01 a.m. to 2 a.m. - 2 lanes to NJ & 3 lanes to PA
  • 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. - 1 lane to NJ & 3 lanes to PA
  • 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. - 2 lanes to NJ & 3 lanes to PA


“Sixth Street Broadway Camden” exit to close periodically
The first NJ exit off the bridge, “Sixth Street Broadway Camden,” will close periodically during the dates and times listed above. Detour signage will be in place to direct motorists to take I-676 South to Exit 5A- “Camden Waterfront/Mickle Blvd.”

Motorists are advised to expect delays, allow additional travel time and consider an alternate route such as the Walt Whitman or Betsy Ross Bridge during the overnight hours.

The bridge was last resurfaced in 2004, and similar paving repair projects were performed in 2009 and 2010. The entire roadway surface of the bridge is scheduled to be resurfaced in 2018.


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