PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – More travel restrictions in both the east and westbound directions along I-78 near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border are scheduled for the week of April 29 to accommodate the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The schedule of project-related lane closures is as follows:

I-78 Westbound (NJ) – Starting at either mile marker 3.9 at Phillipsburg/Still Valley interchange (Exit 3) or mile marker 0.5 (Carpentersville Rd. overpass) in New Jersey

  • Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two of three westbound lanes closed) – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) Monday May 7, Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10.
  • Uninterrupted 57-hour-long weekend single-lane travel pattern (two of three westbound lanes closed) 10 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 7 a.m. Monday, May 14. (Warning: severe travel delays are likely on Saturday and Sunday due to this single-lane travel pattern).

I-78 Eastbound (PA) – Starting at mile marker 76.1 (Cedarville Rd. overpass) to Rt. 611 underpass just before I-78 Toll Bridge in Pennsylvania.

  • Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8.

I-78 Eastbound (NJ) – Starting at mile marker 0.5 (Carpentersville Rd. overpass) and continuing until mile marker 3.8 in New Jersey

  • Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, May 7.
  • Two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) at all times until further notice.

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.

Note: Two additional continuous, weekend-long, single-lane restricted travel periods are expected to be implemented along I-78 westbound this spring.  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.

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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