TWO LANES CLOSED ON SOUTHBOUND NJ ROUTE 29 SATURDAY AT ROUTE 1 OVERPASS IN TRENTON
May 17, 2007
TWO LANES CLOSED ON SOUTHBOUND NJ ROUTE 29 SATURDAY AT ROUTE 1 OVERPASS IN TRENTONFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kim Maialetti (215) 893-4279 or Pete Peterson (215) 893-4297
MORRISVILLE, PA - Southbound NJ Route 29 in Trenton will be reduced to a single lane in the vicinity of US Route 1 all day on Saturday, May 19, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission said today.
The roadway will be reduced from three lanes to one lane from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. to allow crews to conduct demolition activities on the Route 1 overpass.
Motorists may encounter delays during this operation and should allow extra time for travel in the area. The planned operations are weather dependent.
The work is part of the ongoing reconstruction and widening of the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge. The project will improve safety and reduce congestion on the bridge, enhance toll plaza operations, mitigate noise impacts by including the installation of noise walls adjacent to the northbound Pennsylvania roadway, and improve interchange access. Plans also include adding a northbound auxiliary lane.
The project is in the first of four stages of construction and is expected to be substantially completed in 2009. The more than $100 million cost of the project includes fees for engineering, construction management and inspection, utility work and $87.2 million for construction.
More information about the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge rehabilitation project is available at www.tmtollbridgerehab.com.
About the Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and state of New Jersey in 1934, operates seven toll and 11 vehicular and two pedestrian toll-supported (free) bridges along the Delaware River from Trenton-Morrisville to the New York border. These bridges carry more than 135 million cars and trucks each year. 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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