Priority paving repairs to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge are slated to continue Monday, causing a traffic headache for commuters.
The bridge will have only two westbound lanes open to Pennsylvania instead of the normal four, with three lanes open eastbound to New Jersey.
⚠️#BenFranklinBridge Update: Priority paving repairs continue through the morning rush hours. Consider alternate route. Work expected to be completed by early afternoon. Details: https://t.co/iHUswSlzE7 pic.twitter.com/Vu5UtuNqgV— DRPA (@DRPA_PAandNJ) September 24, 2018
If you are not gonna change your normal way over the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philly from NJ then get ready to sit in traffic on both 676&Admiral Wilson Blvd. Both backed up bad as DRPA paves 2 of 4 lanes into Philly shutting off half the commute’s lanes @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/efS4PpEFu6— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) September 24, 2018
City officials urge motorists to consider alternate routes while repairs are underway.
The restricted lane configuration is a result of Sunday’s weather that hampered a priority asphalt repair on the bridge’s westbound outer lane.