Utility work will mean the closing of one of Brigantine’s Atlantic City-bound lanes on the Justice Vincent S. Haneman Memorial Bridge for more than a month.

The right lane will be closed for the duration of a project to replace a 23 kilovolt electric line beneath the inlet that powers Brigantine Island.

“However, the right lane will be reopened in time for the Memorial Day weekend and will remain open for the rest of the summer,” said Ken Mosca, Atlantic City Electric’s public affairs manager.

Currently, motorists in the right lane of Brigantine Boulevard, or Route 87, must merge into the left lane before reaching the bridge. Workers will be present 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until the line is replaced.

According to the utility, the work is necessary to improve the reliability of Brigantine’s electric supply. The new cable will handle peak load conditions, particularly during the summer months, better than the existing infrastructure.

Residents with questions about the project can call Mosca at 609-645-4802.

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