Somerset County News

Traffic Alert: Route 518 Bridge Replacement starts in Franklin Township

Construction has begun on the Route 518 bridge that crosses the Delaware & Raritan Canal and will last through August.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Work began on June 1 to replace the County Route 518 bridge over the Delaware and Raritan Canal.

Daytime work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, will result in a one-direction closure and detour. The bridge will be closed to eastbound traffic moving toward Route 27 during the daytime, but will re-open after 4 p.m. and on weekends.

Westbound traffic traveling toward Route 206 will be maintained during the daytime work. 

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Full closure of the bridge with an around-the-clock detour is expected to begin on or about July 6 and continue until Aug. 5.

The construction schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.

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