EMERGENCY CLOSING – Port Bridge (Route 610)

Advisory – Emergency Closing
Nacote Creek Bridge, Port Republic

Effective as of 2 PM on Wednesday, March 20, the
Nacote Creek Bridge (PR-7), Old New York Road (CR610) over Nacote Creek in Port
Republic is closed to all traffic following an interim state inspection that
found additional deterioration of the bridge that is scheduled for full
replacement by the county beginning later this year.

The state has been inspecting the bridge every three months to
ensure its safety. Prior to today’s inspection the bridge had last been
inspected before the beginning of this year and was not found to be unsafe for
travel at that time.

Atlantic County has been working with the state Department of
Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers for permitting
approvals. Construction was originally scheduled to begin as early as July but
will now be delayed for a few months due to the rigors of bridge permitting.

A detour will be posted and
motorists are advised to plan travel time accordingly.

For a complete list of traffic advisories on or impacting county
roadways, visit www.aclink.org.