DRJTBC - I-78 Toll Bridge PA Approach Paving Improvements
As a regional transportation agency, the Commission's service responsibility extends to more than a system of bridges crossing the Delaware River. The agency also owns and maintains portions of various roadways and 34 approach bridges serving the main-river bridges. The largest of these ancillary transportation networks is along I-78 in Northampton County, PA and Warren County, N.J., where the Commission is responsible for a combined distance of 6.45 miles of interstate highway.
In September 2012, the Commission began work on a project that aims to refurbish the 2.25 miles of I-78 that it owns in Pennsylvania. This stretch of roadway has not undergone any sort of major construction since it was opened to traffic in November 1989.
Latest Update - This project entered its final stages in June and all three travel lanes in each direction are now open to handle overflow from the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project, which got underway on June 17, 2013. Remaining single-lane travel restrictions for the project will be confined strictly to overnight periods so as not to conflict with peak travel times at the Route 22 toll bridge upriver. The following single-lane travel patterns -- which could cause minor to moderate backups or delays) are currently scheduled for Monday, June 17, through Sunday, June 23: