PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that a series of overnight lane closures will be implemented over roughly eight weeks for a limited-scope roadway repair project along a four-mile segment of I-78 in New Jersey.
The project will address a series of deteriorated asphalt joints along both directions of I-78 immediately east of the Commission’s I-78 Toll Bridge at the Delaware River. The highway segment, which is owned and maintained by the Commission, passes through portions of Phillipsburg, Alpha and Pohatcong. Other project tasks will include pothole repairs, striping and reflective marker replacement where removed during the joint repairs. All work is to be conducted during overnight hours, when traffic volumes are lowest.
The first round of travel restrictions will be as follows:
- I-78 EB beginning shortly after the toll bridge and continuing to the Still Valley interchange (Exit 3) — reduced to a single lane (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 16.
- I-78 WB beginning at the Still Valley interchange (Exit 3) and continuing to just before the toll bridge – reduced to a single lane (two of three lanes closed) 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 17, through Thursday, Sept. 19.
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, and reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.