DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA – Westbound I-80 motorists who use cash to pay their tolls could encounter delays during peak travel periods next week at Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge.

The bridge’s westbound toll plaza will be reduced to three lanes beginning 7 a.m. Sunday, January 29 and will remain out of service until sometime on Friday, February 3. The bridge’s Express E-ZPass lane, which now handles more than 65 percent of the facility’s toll transactions, will remain open at all times.  Eastbound I-80 drivers will be unaffected because tolls are collected in the westbound direction only at the bridge.

The closure of two collection lanes at the bridge’s toll plaza is needed to allow for the installation of new equipment for processing both electronic and cash toll transactions.

The work is part of a system-wide project to upgrade and modernize the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s toll collection hardware and software. The project is expected to reach completion at the Commission’s seven toll crossings by the spring.

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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