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Friday, October 5, 2012

Turnpike accident shuts down lane of 195

ROBBINSVILLE - Commuters in Mercer County could feel the effects of Wednesday’s fatal turnpike accident for months to come.

Joe Dee, spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, said the authority would keep one lane of westbound traffic on Interstate-195 closed on the turnpike overpass, which sees some 30,000 cars pass over it daily, for the foreseeable future.
“Out of an abundance of caution we’ve said ‘let’s keep traffic off that portion of the roadway,’” he said.
Westbound motorists can expect significant delays in the morning rush hour, he said. As well, officials will close two lanes of the turnpike periodically to inspect the bridge structure and make sure it is holding up.
He said the structure has passed two inspections, which take about an hour, since the accident, but the department would not reopen the second westbound lane. Dee said drivers will get relief when construction finishes on a new overpass “a stone’s throw away,” which is about two months from completion.

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