MILFORD, PA – An alternating single-lane travel pattern controlled by temporary portable traffic signals is now in effect at the Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The new travel restriction went into place today. For approximately the next four weeks, single-lane alternating travel will be implemented at the bridge from 9 a.m. Mondays to noon on Fridays. The schedule will allow the bridge to be reopened with lanes in each direction on weekends.
The planned Monday-to-Friday lane closures will allow a contractor to mill the bridge’s weathered, pothole-strewn road surface, install a protective membrane, and then apply new pavement. If all goes as planned, the bridge could be resurfaced in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Motorists might encounter delays and backups while alternating single-lane travel is in effect at the bridge. The Commission urges motorists to allow more time to reach their destinations if they plan to use the bridge while alternating single-lane travel restrictions are in effect.
The repaving project is being performed by Mount Construction Co., Inc. under a job order contract costing slightly less than $2.9 million.
The two-lane Milford-Montague Toll Bridge serves an important gateway function to the northern Pocono Mountains region in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, which straddles both sides of the river. The bridge opened to traffic in December 1953. It is the Commission’s second-least travelled toll bridge, carrying a daily average of 7,300 vehicles in 2021. The four-span bridge is 1,150-feet long. It is the only deck-truss bridge in the Commission’s 20-bridge system.