LAMBERTVILLE — The New Hope-Lambertville Bridge will close next week to vehicle traffic to allow for utility work on the New Jersey side.

Verizon will replace two utility poles on Bridge Street in Lambertville during the closure, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which requested the closure from the bridge's owner and operator, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

Pedestrians and first responders will still be able to cross.

The closure is scheduled to start Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and last until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Route 179 is closed at Union Street in Lambertville while Bridge Street will be shut at Main Street in New Hope. Drivers will be detoured to the Route 202 toll bridge north of New Hope and Lambertville.

The parking lots for Lambertville Station and Lilly’s on the Canal will be closed and the Lambertville Station Restaurant will be closed for dinner on Tuesday, according to the the DOT.

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