DELAWARE WATER GAP, PA – The Express E-ZPass toll collection lane at the Delaware Water Gap (I-80) Toll Bridge will be closed to westbound I-80 motorists during overnight and early morning hours this week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Additionally, the E-ZPass-only toll collection lane in the adjoining toll plaza also is being closed to traffic on a round-the-clock basis.

The scheduled lane restrictions are needed to carry out a series of toll collection hardware and software upgrades at the bridge as part of a system-wide project involving the Commission’s seven toll bridges. The project, which began last year, is currently projected to reach completion in mid-April.

This week’s toll lane closures at the Delaware Water Gap (I-80) Toll Bridge’s westbound direction are as follows:

  • Express E-ZPass facility – Closed to traffic 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 through Thursday, Feb. 16 (reopens 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17). The facility’s far right shoulder will be open to take highway-speed E-ZPass payments daily between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.; motorists will encounter a traffic shift during these periods.
  • Far left toll collection booth (E-ZPass-only lane) is closed on a continuous basis through the remainder of the week.Due to the schedule noted above, only minor traffic delays are anticipated when the two toll collection lanes are both out of service and westbound motorists are to use the four mixed-mode (cash & E-ZPass) collection lanes at the bridge’s toll plaza.The scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through designated work zones.

Due to the schedule noted above, only minor traffic delays are anticipated when the two toll collection lanes are both out of service and westbound motorists are to use the four mixed-mode (cash & E-ZPass) collection lanes at the bridge’s toll plaza.

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

 

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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