Active Alert
June 20, 2024

Lane Restrictions Scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday Evenings at Northampton Street Bridge (a.k.a. the Easton-Phillipsburg 'free bridge')

The Northampton Street Toll-Supported Bridge (also known as the Easton-Phillipsburg "free bridge") is scheduled to be restriction to single travel lanes in each direction (one of three lanes closed) 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27.

The evening-time travel restrictions are needed so electric crews can perform maintenance on the bridge's lighting system.

Travel delays are not anticipated.

Motorists are urged to reduce speeds and exercise caution when lane closures are in effect at the bridge.


Active Alert
June 20, 2024

Daytime Single-Lane Closures at New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge -- Northbound on June 25, Southbound on June 26

Inspections are scheduled to be conducted at the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge during daytime hours on Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26

The bridge's New Jersey-bound direction (northbound) will have a single travel lane (one of two lanes closed) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The bridge's Pennsylvania-bound direction 9southbound) will have a single travel lane (one of two lanes closed) 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Wednesday.

Motorists are urged to reduce speeds and exercize caution traveling on the bridge while inspections are taking place.


Active Alert
June 20, 2024

I-78 Toll Bridge Westbound Restricted to Two Lanes during Daytime Off-Peak Hours June 24-28

The I-78 Toll Bridge’s westbound directed is scheduled to have two open travel lanes (one of three lanes closed) 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28.

The daytime off-peak travel restriction will allow work crews to install conduit and junction boxes associated with security camera improvements now underway along at the bridge.

Brief travel delays are possible at the bridge’s I-78 westbound approach in New Jersey.  Motorists are advised to reduce speeds when approaching lane-closure taper points and exercise caution traveling through active work zones. Schedule is subject to change dues to weather, emergencies, etc.

Active Alert
June 17, 2024

Cash Service Has Ended at New Hope-Lambertville (Rte. 202), Portland-Columbia (Rts. 46, 611, 94) & Milford-Montague (Rte. 206) Toll Bridges

The New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202), Portland-Columbia (Routes 46,611,94) and Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridges now have all-electronic toll collections, and no longer accept cash for payments of tolls.

Toll booth are unoccupied. Payment options are either E-ZPass (least expensive) and TOLL BY PLATE (same cost as prior cash tolls, but up to twice the cost of E-ZPass).

Do not stop in toll-booth lanes at these three bridges. Keep moving.

If a vehicle is not equipped with E-ZPass, a TOLL BY PLATE bill will be sent to that registered vehicle owner after 30 days or when the amount of tolls on that vehicles exceeds $50, whichever comes fire.

To save money, avoid hassles and prevent additional fees and possible future penalties, please get an E-ZPass account.

More than 85 percent of tolls at these three bridges are already collected through E-ZPass.


Active Alert
January 30, 2024

New Hope-Lambertville 'Free' Bridge NJ-Bound Detour in Effect through September

The New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge is now closed to New Jersey-bound traffic at the intersections of Main and E. Bridge streets in New Hope, PA.

The bridge remains open to Pennsylvania-bound vehicles with a traffic shift starting on the Lambertville side.  The bridge's walkway also remains in service at this time.

(See drawing of bridge travel pattern below.)


The bridge's uninterrupted New Jersey-bound traffic detour is expected to remain in place for eight months, ending in late September.  The detour has two starting points: at the intersection of East Bridge and Main streets in New Hope and at the intersection of West Bridge Street and Route 202 to the west of New Hope’s commercial center.

Detour signage directs affected motorists to the nearby New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge and Route 202 northbound, which is toll-free for travel into New Jersey.  Take the first New Jersey exit and proceed onto Route 29 southbound.  The detour ends at the intersection of Main Street/Route 29 and Bridge Street/Route 179 in Lambertville.

The NJ-bound detour map can be viewed at this link: https://www.drjtbc.org/wp-content/uploads/NJ-bound_travel_detour_January_to_September.pdf

This travel pattern will allow work crews to execute the first stage of construction on a 10-month-long rehabilition of the 120-year-old bridge.

The following drawing depicts the bridge's Stage 1 travel pattern looking from New Hope, PA. toward Lambertville: