PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Travel restrictions will continue next week for the I-78 Bridges & Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project along the 6.5mile-long segment of I-78 that the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission owns and maintains at the New Jersey and Pennsylvania border.
Scheduled lane closures will be implemented along each direction of the I-78 segment during the week, with two-lane travel patterns during daytime and early evening periods and single-lane travel patterns during overnight hours. The full schedule of travel restrictions are as follows:
- I-78 Eastbound – from the I-78 approach bridge across Route 611 in Pennsylvania (milepost 77.2) to the Carpentersville Road overpass (milepost 0.5) AND in the vicinity of the Edge Road overpass (milepost 2.5 to milepost 3.5):
- Reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes) 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 11.
- Reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Sunday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 11.
- I-78 Westbound – from Carpentersville Road overpass of I-78 (milepost 1.5) to the I-78 Toll Bridge approach in New Jersey (milepost 0.1) AND in the vicinity of the Edge Road overpass (milepost 3.5 to milepost 2.5):
- Reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes) 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 11.
- Reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes) 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) Sunday, Nov. 5, through Saturday, Nov. 11.
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 execution of the following tasks:
- Replacement of concrete approach slabs at the I-78 Toll bridge and at the bridge that carries I-78 across PA Route 611;
- Application of intermediate and finish paint coats at the Carpentersville Road overpass in New Jersey;
- Installation of painting containment measures at the Edge Road overpass in New Jersey.
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. The project is scheduled to reach completion in the fall of 2018.
More information on the project is available at: http://www.drjtbc.org/project/I-78.