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 nearly $42 million capital budget for 2014 outlines a wide variety of rehabilitation, improvement and project planning initiatives. The budget lays out a financial blueprint for capital initiatives during the year and future years, including the 2014 stage of the multi-year Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project. This year marks the fourth-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 thrust of 2014 investments will be for planning and designing projects that will take place in 2015 and beyond. As with all all capital initiatives, these strategic investments will 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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Commission Bridges Featured in a Compelling Drone-Oriented Video
Commission bridges at Washinton Crossing, New Hope-Lambertville and Lumberville-Raven Rock are prominently featured in an artistic video of Delaware River ice produced by videographer/photographer Matt Stover of Lambertville, N.J. To make the video, Stover used a camera-equipped drone flying at various altitudes along the river between the Washington Crossing Bridge the site of the former Point Pleasant -Byram Bridge. The video is available for viewing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rsfWcCXW6M
Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project Website Updating Begins
The separate website the Commission created for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is being updated now that the project has shifted into final design. The website may be viewed by clicking on the icon link above or by going to www.scudderfallsbridge.com. The website's home page and project status update page have been updated. The website previously focused on the environmental documentation elements of project preparations. Other changes will be made to the website as final design progresses in the weeks and months ahead.
Final Design Contract Awarded for Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project
The Commission awarded the final design contract for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project to Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. Completion of the final design phase is expected to be achieved in about 18 months. It's anticipated the project will shift into full construction in early 2017. A press release is available in the News and Travel Section, or by clicking HERE. The RFP the Commission issued when seeking proposals from consultants to provide various professional engineering design services, including final design, for project may be may viewed on the Request for Proposals page in the Doing Business section, or by clicking HERE.
Single-Lane Travel During Off-Peak Hours March 23-27
Route 22 will be restricted to single-lanes of travel in both directions in the vicinity of the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge 9 a,m to 3 p.m. Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27. The lane closures are needed to allow the contractor to work on various punchlist items that will allow for final completion of the bridge rehabilitation project.
E-ZPass Service Area Map
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