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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COMMISSION MOVES TO RETURN BRIDGE TO TWO TRAVEL LANES IN EACH DIRECTION
First Lane of Rehabilitated Roadway Reopens Week Ahead of Schedule
Good news. The first rehabilitated lane of Route 22 eastbound reopened to traffic 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4. Two lanes of eastbound traffic is scheduled to be fully restored after the peak morning commuting period on Friday, December 6. The Second Street/Bushkill Street on-ramp to Route 22 east also is expected to reopen at that time. The Commission is pushing to return westbound Route 22 to two lanes of travel by Wednesday, December 11. This staged reopening of the roadway in the project area is ahead of the original Dec. 13 target date.
Please click on the icon above to view the project webpage and get additional information.
Bearing-Replacement, Paving and Improvement Project at New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge's Approaches Reaches Substantial Completion
Unrestricted travel was restored along Route 202 and adjoining entry and exit ramps on Friday, Nov. 22. Single-lane closures, however, remain in place along Route 29 in New Jersey as the contractor finishes painting and sealing work on the overpass at that location. Only intermittent short-term lane closures may be needed elsewhere in the project area going forward. December 20 is the target date for closing out the complete project.
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.