Next phase of Walt Whitman Bridge redecking begins Thursday

    Another lane of the Walt Whitman Bridge will be closed as work begins Thursday on the third phase of a redecking project.

    With the two outside eastbound lanes finished, working is moving inward. The fifth lane on the seven-lane bridge heading into New Jersey will be closed to traffic, as the Gloucester County Times reports.

    Phase III is expected to take four months, and the whole $140 million project should wrap up in Summer 2014.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.