PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Due to forecasted inclement weather, the continuous 57-hour-long single-lane travel pattern scheduled for this weekend along I-78 westbound near the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border has been cancelled, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The uninterrupted closure of two of three westbound travel lanes in the vicinity of the I-78 Toll Bridge had been scheduled to begin 10 p.m. Friday and continue until 7 a.m. Monday.

It would have been the second of seven weekend-long single-lane westbound travel configurations to be implemented this spring as part of the Commission’s 18-month-long I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project.

The project’s core construction activity involves the replacement of approach slabs at the dual-span I-78 Toll Bridge and eight approach structures (relatively short-distance overpass/underpass type bridges) between Exit 3 in New Jersey and Exit 75 in Pennsylvania.  Single-lane weekend-long travel patterns are needed to safely carry out the approach-slab replacements.

The work of replacing westbound approach slabs is now expected to resume during the weekend of April 14-15.

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 eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) 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 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. 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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