The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission provides safe, dependable and efficient river crossings between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Stretching roughly 140 miles from the Philadelphia/Bucks County, Pa. boundary northward to the New Jersey/New York state line, the Commission's jurisdiction encompasses a diverse geographic region featuring bustling cities, quaint river villages, and scenic portions of the Delaware River where nature's beauty abounds.
Committed to improving the quality of life for area residents, the Commission strives to create a synergy of economic vitality, environmental stewardship, historic preservation, customer service and fiscal accountability.
The Commission's $56 million capital plan for 2013 outlines a wide variety of rehabilitation, improvement and project planning initiatives. The plan lays out a financial blueprint for capital initiatives during the year, including projects like the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge Rehabilitation, the Lumberville-Raven Rock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge Rehabilitation, an important maintenance garage expansion at the Delaware Water Gap (I-80) Toll Bridge, and repaving and improvement of the approach bridges and roadways serving the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge. This year marks the third-consecutive year in which the capital plan has been reduced from the prior year's total. Still, it allows the Commission to meet its goals for advancing the agency's rolling Capital Improvement Program. The capital plan is expected to further stimulate the regional economy, provide new job opportunities, enhance safety, reduce congestion, and improve the agency's customer-service capabilities.
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LUMBERVILLE-RAVEN ROCK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REDEDICATED
Representatives of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on Friday, May 24, joined with military veterans, elected officials, recreation enthusiasts, historians, and transportation advocates to rededicate the Lumberville-Raven Rock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge, which links Solebury Township, PA. with Delaware Township, N.J.
The popular and scenic bridge -- constructed by John A. Roebling's Sons Company, the suspension bridge pioneers that built the iconic Brooklyn Bridge -- had undergone an intensive three-month-long rehabilitation that was initiated in February and reached substantial completion on May 17. Among those participating in the event was Karl Darby, a Roebling family descendant, and two octogenarian men -- Jim Bishop and Gale Casey of Lambertville, N.J. -- who worked on the construction crews that erected the bridge between 1946 and 1947.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND LANE CLOSURE MORATORIUM IN EFFECT ON COMMISSION'S I-78 SEGMENT
A moratorium on construction-related lane closures was put into effect for Memorial Day holiday weekend along the Commission's 2.25-mile segment of I-78 inear Easton, Pa.
This means that three travel lanes will be open to motorists on I-78 between the I-78 Toll Bridge and the Morgan Hill Road Interchange/Exit 75 in Pennsylvania beginning 5 a.m. Friday, May 24, and ending noon Tuesday, May 28.
This segment of I-78 has been undergoing a multifaceted paving improvement project since September 2012. Single-lane travel patters along the heavily-travelled roadway are expected to be reinstituted later on Tuesday.
Note: The travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and emergencies. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed and use caution when travelling through active work zones. Delays are possible at any time these single-lane patterns are in effect.
E-ZPass ownership advantages are significant. Convenience: E-ZPass users reduce their commuting times and save gas as special E-ZPass-only lanes process vehicles more rapidly, enabling travelers to proceed with their trips in a timelier manner. Meanwhile, Express E-ZPass/Open Road Tolling lanes enable E-ZPass-equipped motorists to pay their tolls while traveling at highways speeds.
Mobility: E-ZPass electronic toll paying is now available at 24 different toll agencies in 14 Northeast or Midwest states. More than 20 million E-ZPass transponders are now in circulation.
Discounts: Commission E-ZPass account holders who frequently use the agency's toll bridges - individuals who make 20 trips within a 35-day cycle - are eligible for automatic 40-percent rebated discounts on their tolls, paying a 60-cent toll compared to the $1 base cash toll rate.
Click on the icon above to get an account through the Commission's E-ZPass website or call 1-800-872-5061.
The Commission also conducts E-ZPass QuickStart sign-ups at various locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey each year. Click here to see if any of these sign-up sessions are scheduled for a location near you.