PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Overnight single-lane travel patterns are scheduled for next week along the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s 4.2-mile segment of I-78 westbound in New Jersey.

The travel restrictions will allow work crews to address a series of deteriorated asphalt joints along I-78 WB between the Route 22/173 interchange (Exit 3) and the 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.  All work is being conducted during overnight hours, when traffic volumes are lowest.  Travel impacts, if any, should be minor.

Next week’s project-related travel restrictions are as follows:

  • I-78 WB beginning near the 5.8-mile marker (NJDOT jurisdiction) and extending west to the toll bridge – reduced to a single lane (two of three lanes closed) 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. (next day) Monday, June 22, through Thursday, June 25. Note:  The overnight period beginning late Friday, June 26 will be utilized in the event any of the four previously mentioned scheduled work dates have to be cancelled.

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.

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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