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Route 518 at D&R Canal Bridge Will Be Closed Starting July 6

The next phase of the replacement of the Bridge over the D&R Canal on Route 518 will begin as scheduled on Wednesday, July 6, officials said.

Route 518 will be closed to all traffic in both directions 24 hours a day beginning at 7 a.m. on July 6. The road is expected to remain closed until August 5.  The construction schedule and length of closure is weather dependent and subject to change.

Rocky Hill businesses will remain open and accessible from the Route 206 side of the closure.

Detours will be posted. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. Delays are expected, especially during the rush hours. Please use caution in the area and allow for extra travel time.

Traffic from CR518 eastbound and Route 206 southbound: Motorists traveling eastbound on CR518/Washington Street will be directed to make a right onto Crescent Avenue. From Crescent Avenue, right onto CR605/Kingston Road, which becomes River Road. From CR605/River Road motorists will make a left onto Route 27 north and then continue back onto CR518/Georgetown Franklin Turnpike.

Traffic from CR518 westbound: Motorists traveling westbound on CR518/Georgetown Franklin Turnpike will be directed to make a left onto Route 27 south From Route 27 south, motorists will be directed to make a right onto CR605/River Road, which becomes Kingston Road. From CR605/Kingston Road, traffic will bear left onto Crescent Avenue. From Crescent Avenue, motorists will continue onto CR518/Washington Street.

Traffic from Canal Road southbound: Motorists traveling southbound on Canal Road will be directed to continue straight past the bridge, which becomes Kingston Rocky Hill Road and then Laurel Avenue From Laurel Avenue motorists will make a right onto Route 27 and another right onto CR605/River Road.

Traffic from Route 27 southbound to CR518: Motorists traveling southbound on Route 27 will be directed to go straight on Route 27 and make a right onto CR605/River Road, which becomes Kingston Road. From CR605/Kingston Road, traffic will bear left onto Crescent Avenue
From Crescent Avenue, motorists will continue onto CR518/Washington Street

This is a New Jersey Department of Transportation project. The NJDOT has designed work on the $2.75 million state-funded bridge replacement project to be performed in stages. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2016. Call the NJDOT at (609) 530-2110 if you have questions about the closure.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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