PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – I-78 westbound approaching the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border will be free of construction-related travel restrictions this weekend due to a series of forecasted rain events, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

An uninterrupted 57-hour-long closure of two westbound travel lanes (only one of three lanes open) will now be rescheduled to take place between 10 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 7 a.m. Monday, June 4.

No travel restrictions are scheduled to be implemented during the Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period, which begins 6 a.m. Friday, May 25, continues until noon, Tuesday, May 29.

A series of weekend-long single-lane travel patterns have been implemented along portions of the Commission’s I-78 westbound roadway segment this spring to carry out construction activities for the 18-month-long I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project — 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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