The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission provides safe, dependable and efficient river crossings between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Stretching roughly 140 miles from the Philadelphia/Bucks County, Pa. boundary northward to the New Jersey/New York state line, the Commission's jurisdiction encompasses a diverse geographic region featuring bustling cities, quaint river villages, and scenic portions of the Delaware River where nature's beauty abounds.
Committed to improving the quality of life for area residents, the Commission strives to create a synergy of economic vitality, environmental stewardship, historic preservation, customer service and fiscal accountability.
The Commission's $56 million capital plan for 2013 outlines a wide variety of rehabilitation, improvement and project planning initiatives. The plan lays out a financial blueprint for capital initiatives during the year, including projects like the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge Rehabilitation, the Lumberville-Raven Rock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge Rehabilitation, an important maintenance garage expansion at the Delaware Water Gap (I-80) Toll Bridge, and repaving and improvement of the approach bridges and roadways serving the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge. This year marks the third-consecutive year in which the capital plan has been reduced from the prior year's total. Still, it allows the Commission to meet its goals for advancing the agency's rolling Capital Improvement Program. The capital plan is expected to further stimulate the regional economy, provide new job opportunities, enhance safety, reduce congestion, and improve the agency's customer-service capabilities.
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EXTENDED SINGLE-LANE CLOSURE PERIODS THIS WEEK ON I-78 NEAR EASTON, PA
Extended single-lane travel restrictions will be imposed this week (May 20 into May 24) along both directions of I-78 in extreme eastern Pennsylvania-- from the Morgan Hill Road Interchange/Exiit 75 to the I-78 Toll Bridge. While lane closures will not occur during peak periods, the extended durations of this week's lane closures are certain to cause significant traffic backups and travel delays -- as much as hour in the eastbound direction. The single-lane patters will be in effect as follows:
- 3 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly -- Monday, May 20, through Thursday, May 23 (to be lifted 5 a.m. Friday morning).
- 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.nightly -- Monday, May 20, through Thursday, May 23 (to be listed 9 a.m. Friday morning).
(Uninterrupted 39-hour weekend single-lane travel patterns are no longer planned to be employed again iin either direction of I-78 going forward. However, as noted above, single-lane patterns will be in effect during extended overnight periods when traffic is lightest.
Note: The travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather and emergencies. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed and use caution when travelling through active work zones. Delays are possible at any time these single-lane patterns are in effect.
E-ZPass ownership advantages are significant. Convenience: E-ZPass users reduce their commuting times and save gas as special E-ZPass-only lanes process vehicles more rapidly, enabling travelers to proceed with their trips in a timelier manner. Meanwhile, Express E-ZPass/Open Road Tolling lanes enable E-ZPass-equipped motorists to pay their tolls while traveling at highways speeds.
Mobility: E-ZPass electronic toll paying is now available at 24 different toll agencies in 14 Northeast or Midwest states. More than 20 million E-ZPass transponders are now in circulation.
Discounts: Commission E-ZPass account holders who frequently use the agency's toll bridges - individuals who make 20 trips within a 35-day cycle - are eligible for automatic 40-percent rebated discounts on their tolls, paying a 60-cent toll compared to the $1 base cash toll rate.
Click on the icon above to get an account through the Commission's E-ZPass website or call 1-800-872-5061.
The Commission also conducts E-ZPass QuickStart sign-ups at various locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey each year. Click here to see if any of these sign-up sessions are scheduled for a location near you.