WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, PA – I-78 eastbound after the last Pennsylvania exit and continuing across the I-78 Toll Bridge at the Delaware River will remain in a two-lane travel configuration until further notice, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The far right I-78 eastbound lane east of the Morgan Hill Road/PA Route 611 interchange (Exit 75 – EASTON) had to be shut down late Tuesday afternoon for safety reasons.  A section of an expansion joint where the bridge meets the New Jersey-side roadway broke off and became a travel hazard.

Maintenance crews could not make a satisfactory temporary repair this morning.  Engineers are planning a permanent repair that might be completed by the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Until then, I-78 eastbound will be reduced to two travel lanes beginning after Exit 75 in Pennsylvania and continuing across the Delaware River.  The entry ramp from Morgan Hill Road/Route 611 onto I-78 eastbound will remain open, but a STOP condition is necessary to control entry onto the highway.  Slight delays are possible at this location during morning peak commuting periods.

The 2.25-mile section of I-78 between the Morgan Hill Road/PA Route 611 (Easton) exit and the I-78 Toll Bridge is owned and maintained by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.  The Commission also is responsible for the first 4.2 miles of I-78 in New Jersey.

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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