MILFORD, PA – A new 500-ton salt-storage barn was put into service this week at the Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge and promises to significantly enhance storm-response capabilities at that location, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

The new facility replaces a 35-year-old cinder-block structure that was determined to be structurally unsound, operationally inefficient and poorly lit.  The old facility could only store 125 tons of salt, a limitation that proved challenging during successive periods of snow or ice.

Construction of the replacement salt–storage building reached substantial completion this past week.  Final project completion is expected to be achieved in the spring after landscaping and several other minor project tasks are finished.

The new facility, which mimics the look of a rural red barn, provides better ingress and egress for trucks, bucket loaders and other heavy equipment.  The building also offers improved lighting in and around the structure.  It also has a covered apron outside where trucks, equipment and supplies can be stored.

The replacement salt barn was constructed by Bracy Construction Inc. of Allentown, PA. under a contract awarded in September.

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 143.8 million cars and trucks in 2017. 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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