PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – I-78 motorists might encounter minor to moderate travel delays this weekend along a portion of the roadway west of the last New Jersey exit – the Phillipsburg/Route 22 & 173 interchange (Exit 3).

Travel restrictions are needed along the highway segment to allow for sandblasting, priming and painting of the Edge Road overpass in Pohatcong, N.J.  The work is one facet of the ongoing I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project, which began late last summer and is expected to end this fall.

The weekend lane closures are as follows:

Westbound – Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two of three westbound lanes closed)

  • 10 p.m. Friday, July 13, to 8 a.m. Saturday, July 14
  • 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14, to 8 a.m. Sunday, July 15
  • 9 p.m. Sunday, July 15 to 7 a.m. Monday, July 16

Westbound – Daytime two-lane pattern (one of three westbound lanes closed)

  • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15

Eastbound – Overnight single-lane travel pattern (two of three eastbound lanes closed)

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 14
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, to 5 a.m. Sunday, July 15
  • 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16

Eastbound – Daytime two-lane pattern (one of three westbound lanes closed)

  • 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 15

The scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic 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.

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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