DRPA: Slow down during bridge repairs

    With long-term lane closures in effect for four area bridges, drivers are inclined to speed up and get home faster. The Delaware River Port Authority is advising you to do just the opposite.

    “DRPA officials are urging drivers to slow down and observe posted speed limits, particularly in work zones,” reads a release issued today. The Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges are all in the repairs process, with almost daily lane closures.

    Speed limits in the bridge construction zones have been lowered from 45 MPH to 35 MPH. Drivers should expect periodic slowdowns and a no-tolerance ticketing policy that includes unmarked vehicles keeping an eye out.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation says rear-end collisions are the most common in works zones, so give yourself a buffer.

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