EASTON, PA – The following travel restrictions are scheduled to be implemented next week along the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s roughly 6.5-mile-long I-78 segment in western New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania:
- Eastbound – Reduced to two travel lanes (instead of three) from the Morgan Hill Road interchange (PA Exit 75, Easton) to the Still Valley interchange (NJ Exit 3, Phillipsburg) Monday, Aug. 28, through Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. (following day); and Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (following day).
- Westbound – Reduced to two travel lanes (instead of three) from the Still Valley interchange (NJ Exit 3, Phillipsburg) to I-78 Toll Bridge Monday, Aug. 28 through Wednesday, Aug. 30, 10 p.m. to 1 p.m. (following day); and Thursday, Aug. 31, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (following day).
The scheduled travel restrictions listed above are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.
The lane closures are needed for shoulder paving work as part of a project that will rehabilitate various overpasses and bridges along the Commission’s I-78 segment as well as the approach slabs immediately before and after those structures.
More information on the I-78 Bridges & Approach Slabs Project is available at: http://www.drjtbc.org/project/I-78.
About the Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 144.5 million cars and trucks in 2016. 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.