DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA – Motorists may encounter slight travel delays during overnight periods the next two weeks at the toll plaza for the Delaware Water Gap (I-80) Toll Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The toll facility’s Express E-ZPass lane and shoulder will be closed on six upcoming nights to allow for installation of next-generation electronic toll-collection devices and testing of the new equipment.  The anticipated closure periods are:

– 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June, 29;
– 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 30;
– 10 p.m. Thursday, June 30, to 7 a.m. Friday, July 1;
– 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 6;
– 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, to 9 a.m., Thursday, July 7; and
– 9 p.m. Thursday, July 7, to 9 a.m. Friday, July 8.

All motorists will need to use the adjoining conventional barrier toll plaza during the weeknight periods when the Express E-ZPass facility is shutdown.  The barrier plaza consists of four toll lanes that handle cash and E-ZPass transactions and a fifth lane dedicated to handling only vehicles with E-ZPass tags.  Motorists should consider allowing extra time to reach their destinations during the limited period the Express E-ZPass facility is out of service.

The listed travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations.  Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through a designated work zone.

The toll equipment and testing work at the Express E-ZPass facility is an early facet of a broader project to modernize the Commission’s electronic and manual toll collection systems. The Commission’s current system consists of outdated technology installed in 2002 and that has reached the end of its useful life.  The broader project is expected to reach completion in early 2017.

About The Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission's jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 144.5 million cars and trucks in 2016. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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