EASTON, PA – Construction activities for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project will require a series of travel restrictions in both the east bound and west bound directions along I-78 near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border.

Next week’s schedule of project-related lane closures is as follows:

I-78 Westbound – From milepost 0.5 before the Carpentersville Road overpass bridge in New Jersey west to milepost 77.2 in Pennsylvania after the I -78 approach bridge across PA Route 611

  • Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two westbound lanes closed) – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) on two nights – Wednesday, Apr. 11, and Thursday, Apr. 12;
  • 57-hour long single-lane travel pattern (two westbound lanes closed) – 10 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13 to 7 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16 (warning: severe travel delays are likely on Saturday and Sunday due to this single-lane traffic pattern);

I-78 Eastbound – From milepost 76.3 opposite Toll Plaza in Pennsylvania to milepost 0.5 after Carpentersville Road overpass in New Jersey

  • Two-lane travel pattern (one eastbound lane closed) – Round-the-clock Sunday, Apr. 8, through Saturday, Apr. 14.

The scheduled travel restrictions listed above are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and project mobilization considerations.   Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, to reduce speeds, and to exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

Five additional continuous, weekend-long, single-lane restricted travel periods are expected to be implemented this spring to allow for completion of I-78 slab replacement work at the toll bridge, the approach bridge across PA Route 611 and for later slab replacements in the area of the approach bridges across County Route 519 in Pohatcong, N.J. and an on-ramp to I-78 eastbound at the interchange for Routes 22 and 173 (exit 3) outside Phillipsburg, N.J.

Because of the increased likelihood of backups and delays arising when the 57-hour-long single-lane travel patterns along westbound I-78 are in effect, affected motorists are urged to consider adjusting their planned travel times, using other travel routes and/or allowing extra time to reach destinations.

(The Commission plans to issue further periodic travel alerts to advise motorists of scheduled project-related travel restrictions as construction activities continue this year.  The NJ511 travel alert system also will be utilized as warranted to advise motorists of the construction-related lane closures.)

Project Web Page

For more information on the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project, please go to: 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 eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) 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 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. 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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