WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission tonight announced that it has closed the right lane of I-78 eastbound on the Pennsylvania side of the I-78 Toll Bridge.  The single-lane closure is expected to remain in place through Wednesday morning, May 12.

The lane closure was put into place due to a broken section of the expansion joint where the I-78 eastbound roadway meets the bridge.  The broken joint section only affects the right lane.

Temporary repairs are expected to be made sometime tomorrow morning – Wednesday, May 12.  Until then, I-78 eastbound will be reduced to two travel lanes (instead of the normal three lanes) from the Morgan Hill Road Interchange (Exit 75, PA-611 Easton) to the bridge at the Delaware River.

The entry ramp from Morgan Hill Road onto I-78 eastbound will remain open, but a STOP condition will be necessary for entry onto the highway.  Accordingly, slight delays are possible at this location during the morning peak commuting period.

The 2.25-mile section of I-78 between the Morgan Hill Road/PA Route 611 exit and the I-78 Toll Bridge is owned and maintained by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.  The Commission also is responsible for the first 4.2 miles of I-78 in New Jersey.

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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