Start of construction on Grove Street, Cuthbert Boulevard bridges delayed

Repair work on the two bridges will not begin until Thursday due rainy and windy weather early this week.

Cherry Hill residents can expect to see construction begin Thursday on the Grove Street and Cuthbert Boulevard bridges that stretch over the Cooper River.

Camden County officials said heavy rain and gusty winds prevented the construction projects from starting on Monday, July 23, as originally scheduled. Work is now set to begin once the weather clears up on Thursday. There is no timetable for when the work will be completed.

“Improving our roadway and bridge infrastructure while increasing highway safety is one of the best investments we can make in our county,” said Camden County Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the department of public works. “Based on structural conditions of both spans it was imperative we get this begin this work as soon as possible. Furthermore, for this construction to be effective cars cannot travel over the portion of the bridge being worked on, which will facilitate at least one shutdown on the northbound lane of Grove Street going towards Route 70 from Haddonfield to Cherry Hill.”

Detours will be in place during construction. At Grove Street, traffic will not be permitted to travel northbound, from Haddonfield toward Route 70 for the duration of the project. A detour will be implemented at Kings Highway and will take traffic around the work zone on Park Boulevard. Southbound traffic into Haddonfield will remain open for the duration of the project.

On Cuthbert Boulevard, crews will maintain a single lane of traffic in both directions. The contractor will close the left lane in both directions on the bridge during construction, however the right lane, in both directions, will remain open for the duration of the project.

For more information on the projects, contact Joe Ragusa at (609) 828–3222 or by email at joseph.ragusa@rve.com.