PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The following travel restrictions are scheduled for the week of October 15 along the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s 4.2-mile-long I-78 roadway segment in New Jersey immediately east of the I-78 Toll Bridge:

  • I-78 westbound – from the Phillipsburg/Routes 22 and 173 interchange (Exit 3) to the I-78 Toll Bridge
    • Sunday, Oct. 15, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes).
    • Monday, Oct. 16, overnight 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) reduced to single lane (instead three lanes)
    • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes); AND overnight 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes).
    • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes).
    • Thursday, Oct. 19, overnight 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes).
    • Friday, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes) AND, overnight 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes).
    • Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes).
  • I-78 eastbound – from I-78 Toll Bridge to the Phillipsburg/Routes 22 and 173 interchange (Exit 3)
    • Thursday, Oct. 19, overnight 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes).
    • Friday, Oct. 20, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes); AND overnight 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes).
    • Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes).

The scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations.   Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

The lane closures are needed to allow for abrasive-blasting and prime coating of steelwork at the overpass bridge that carries Carpentersville Road across I-78 in Pohatcong, N.J.  The work is part of a 15-month-long rehabilitation project now taking place at various overpasses and bridges along the Commission’s I-78 segment and the approach slabs immediately before and after those structures.

More information on the project is available at: http://www.drjtbc.org/project/I-78.

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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