TRAFFIC ALERT: I-78 WESTBOUND MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS IN WEST JERSEY DURING EARLY EVENING RUSH-HOUR PERIOD
November 14, 2008
IMMEDIATE TRAFFIC ALERT
I-78 WESTBOUND MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS IN WEST JERSEY DURING EARLY EVENING RUSH-HOUR PERIOD
Contact: Joe Donnelly
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Motorists should anticipate significant traffic delays during the early-evening rush-hour period along I-78 in Warren County, according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
Traffic delays are occurring because westbound traffic is reduced to a single lane as work crews attempt to make repairs to a section of highway damaged in a multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer late Thursday. The westbound roadway is expected to return to two lanes of traffic later this evening once a 200-foot section of damaged guide rail is replaced in the vicinity of the Carpentersville Road overpass.
Traffic was reported to be backed up about two miles on I-78 W as of 3 p.m. Friday due to the emergency roadway repair work.
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 seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission's jurisdiction extends 137 miles along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 141 million cars and trucks in 2007. 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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