PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – After a hiatus for the July 4 holiday week, a variety of daytime and overnight travel restrictions are scheduled to be re-implemented for the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project currently underway along the highway near  the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border.  The full schedule of project-related lane closures is as follows:

I-78 Westbound – Various locations between the Phillipsburg/Routes 22 and 173 interchange (Exit 3) in New Jersey and the vicinity of the Morgan Hill Road Interchange (exit 75) in Pennsylvania

  • OVERNIGHT single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) – 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) Monday, July 9 through Saturday, July 14

I-78 Eastbound – In the vicinity of the approach bridge across PA Route 611 and continuing to the I-78 Toll Bridge

  • OVERNIGHT two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10

I-78 Eastbound – Approaching Exit 3 in New Jersey (Phillipsburg/Routes 22 and 173 interchange)

  • OVERNIGHT single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13
  • Two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, to Saturday, July 14

County Route-519 – Below I-78 overpass in Pohatcong, N.J.

  • Single-lane alternating pattern controlled by flaggers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 9, to Saturday, July 14

Edge Road – Crossing over I-78 in Alpha/Pohatcong, N.J.

  • Single-lane alternating pattern controlled by flaggers, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, to Wednesday, July 11

Carpentersville Road – Crossing over I-78 in Pohatcong, N.J.

  • Single-lane alternating pattern controlled by flaggers, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, to Friday, July 13

The scheduled travel restrictions 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.

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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