Ben Franklin Bridge lanes restricted due to paving repairs

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.

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.