PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Construction activities for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project will resume after the Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period ends Tuesday evening, May 29.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions is as follows:

I-78 Eastbound (NJ) – In the vicinity of the approach bridge that carries I-78 east across Route 519 in Pohatcong, N.J. (mileposts 2.3 to 2.4)

  • Two of three lanes closed OFFPEAK 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, May 29, through Thursday, May 31;
  • One lane closed 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, to Monday, June 4.

I-78 Westbound (NJ) – In the vicinity of the approach bridge that carries I-78 west across the on-ramp from Routes 22 and 173 to I-78 east in Pohatcong Township

  • Single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes westbound closed) starting 10 p.m. Friday, June 1, and continuing without interruption until 7 a.m. Monday, June 4. Expect severe backups and delays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

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.  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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