Work on the road was originally expected to begin on June 17, but officials have announced that repairs have been pushed back to June 24.
The county anticipates that the project will be completed in 15 days, weather permitting.
The bridge, which spans Amtrak tracks in Lawrence Township near its border with West Windsor Township, will be down to one lane in each direction 24/7. Drivers should expect delays, the county said.
The bridge is immediately north of Quakerbridge Road’s busy intersection with Village Road, and south of the intersection with Lawrence Station Road, as well as Quakerbridge Road’s major shopping area. Costco, Quaker Bridge Mall and Mercer Mall are all within 3 miles of the bridge.
According to a Mercer County news release, the bridge deck has been deemed structurally deficient. Parts of the deck, headers, deck joints, approaches and both sidewalk require immediate repairs. Underground Utilities Corporation of Linden is the contractor.
Because repairs will be done on the full width of the structure, Quakerbridge Road will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction with traffic shifted depending on the proximity of the work area. Mercer County said it will post signs prior to the start date.