MILFORD, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has awarded a contract to construct a new 500-ton salt-storage barn for the agency’s Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge.

The project is expected to be carried out on an expedited construction schedule so the new storage structure can be put into service in time for the upcoming 2017-18 winter storm season.

The work will include demolition of the bridge facility’s current 35-year-old salt shed, which has been determined to be structurally unsound, operationally inefficient and poorly lit.  The project also will involve site preparation, paving, electrical work, moisture protection, and painting.

The new facility is projected to be more than three times the size of the current salt shed, providing better lighting both inside and outside, and allowing for improved access by Commission maintenance personnel and salt-supply vendors.

The contract was awarded to Bracy Construction Inc. of Allentown, PA. for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,244,000.  The contract was approved at the Commission’s monthly meeting in New Hope, PA. on Monday, Sept. 25.

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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