EASTON, PA – Construction activities for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project will require a series of lane restrictions in both the eastbound and westbound directions along I-78 near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border during the week of May 13.

The schedule of project-related lane closures is as follows:

I-78 Westbound (NJ) – Starting in the vicinity of mile marker 2.4 west of the Phillipsburg/Routes 22 and 173 interchange (Exit 3) in New Jersey

  • Two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16.
  • Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15

I-78 Eastbound (PA) – Starting at Easton/Morgan Hill Road interchange (exit 75) in Pennsylvania and continuing to roughly mile marker 0.5 in New Jersey

  • Single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, through Thursday, May 17

I-78 Eastbound (NJ) – Starting at mile marker 2 and continuing until mile marker 3.5 in New Jersey

  • Two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) at all times except for OVERNIGHT single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20.

The scheduled travel restrictions listed above are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and project mobilization considerations.

Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, to reduce speeds, and to exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

The lane closures are needed for the execution of various tasks associated with the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project.  These activities will include bridge painting touchup at the Carpentersville Road overpasses; sawing and sealing asphalt pavement joints and shoulder/backup/backfill between Morgan Hill Road and Route 611, approach slab construction at the County Route 519 overpass, and bridge painting work at the Edge Road overpass.

Project Web Page

For more information on the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project, please go to: 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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