Grove Street bridge detour to be lifted Monday

Bridge work to be completed on main road into borough; Cuthbert Boulevard restrictions remain

The Grove Street bridge detour will be lifted on Monday, Oct. 1, and outer lanes on the Cuthbert Boulevard bridge will continue to be closed until Oct. 15. Both lanes will be opened on Grove Street and the detour along the route will no longer be needed.

“Due to a variety of extenuating circumstances, including inclement weather, these projects are continuing slightly past our original estimated date of completion,” said Camden County Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo. “Nevertheless, this work is critical to our bridge and roadway network and paramount to keep drivers and pedestrians moving through Camden County.”

First announced this past July, the $1 million projects funded by the state Department of Transportation’s local bridge future needs fund will include the strengthening of weakened beams by the addition of steel angles, steel plates, and steel channels to the webs and flanges of the affected beams as specified by the engineer. The work includes traffic control and maintenance, cleaning and painting of steel, and the installation of reinforced concrete diaphragms.

“Even though we are opening both lanes on the Grove Street span we have not finished the project and will continue to work under the bridge. That said, we may still need to close lanes on that structure in the future until it can be completed,” Shin Angulo added. “Projects like this can be unpredictable when waterways and weather are factored in.”

Any questions the public may have about the projects can be directed to Joe Ragusa at (609) 828–3222 or joseph.ragusa@rve.com. To report concerns on Camden County roadways, call (856) 566–2980 or visit www.camdencounty.com.