PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Eastbound travel restrictions will be implemented each day next week along portions of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s 6.5-mile-long I-78 roadway segment in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The week’s schedule of lane closures is as follows:

I-78 Eastbound – 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. Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10.
  • Reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 10.

I-78 Eastbound – from the I-78 approach to the bridge across Route 611 in Pennsylvania (milepost 77.2) to the eastern end of the I-78 Toll Bridge in New Jersey (milepost 0.5):

  • Center lane closure (two lanes instead of three lanes) 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10. Note:  Wide loads and trucks must use the right lane.
  • Reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 10.

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.

Scheduled project work tasks for the week include:

  • Approach slab construction at the I-78 approach bridge across Route 611 in Pennsylvania and at the I-78 Toll Bridge
  • Test pit work along I-78 west
  • Painting at the Edge Road overpass along I-78 east

The Commission’s I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to reach completion in fall 2018.  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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