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