Oct
04
Active Alert
October 4, 2022

POSTPONEMENT - Planned Friday-Saturday I-295 NB Lane Closures near Scudder Falls Toll Bridge Postponed

The planned Friday-Saturday (Oct. 7-8) closure of two I-295 northbound lanes on the Ewing, N.J. approach to the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge has been postponed.

The scheduled dual-lane closure will be rescheduled at a later date.

The lane closures would have limited I-295 NB approaching the bridge to a single lane on Friday and Saturday, including the critical evening peak-commuting period on Friday.  With the cancellation, the busy highway segment now will be fully operational Friday and Saturday.

The planned single-lane travel pattern on I-295 NB was announced Monday.  The Commission said the travel restriction was needed for an uninterrupted “high-intensity construction cycle” (HICC) involving grinding and resurfacing of a bump in the I-295 NB highway surface before the toll bridge.

The work detail had to be postponed because recent rains have thwarted the participation of a key sub-contractor.

Aug
11
Active Alert
August 11, 2022

Paving/Repair Project Preparations Beginning August 15 in Vicinity of Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge

A contractor is expected to begin field preparations on or about August 15 for a three-month-long paving/repair project at the Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge and its approach road surfaces in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

A firm schedule of temporary lane closures and traffic shifts is still in the works, but the work will primarilly affect motorists traveling during off-peak hours Mondays through Fridays once construction activities get fully underway.

Motorists should expect travel delays when alternating single-lane travel patterns are in effect.

A press release in this website's Newsroom section has more information.

 

Jul
13
Active Alert
July 13, 2022

Traffic Signals near Northampton Street Bridge (Easton-Phillipsburg free bridge) Manually Controlled 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays

The schedule for manually controlled traffic signals near the Northampton Street Bridge (also known as the Easton-Phillipsburg free bridge) is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

An experiment with manual control of the traffic signals at each end of the bridge was tested during May.  The experiment showed a moderation of traffic backups and travel delays during weekday afternoons at the bridge, which has been reduced to one lane in each direction for a multi-faceted rehabilitation project taking place in 2022.

When manual control of traffic signals near the bridge is in effect, Phillipsburg police operate the traffic signal at Union Square and Main Street in Phillipsburg while bridge commission personnel control the traffic signal at Northampton Street and Larry Holmes Drive in Easton.

The Commission is looking into the possibility of extending manual control to select weekends when large community events take place in either Easton or Phillipsburg during the summer and fall.

Despite the continued implementation of manually controlled traffic signals near the bridge, the Commission urges motorists to allow additional time to reach their destinations or reschedule travel plans if they plan to use the Northampton Street Bridge while it undergoes rehabilitation.