MORRISVILLE, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that it has awarded a $5.98 million construction contract for milling and paving, roadway repairs, and concrete surface sealing at the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge, its highway approaches, and nearby exit and entry ramps.

The project primarily involves milling and paving of all lanes and shoulders in both the northbound and southbound directions of Route 1 within the Commission’s jurisdiction, as well as 11 ramps owned and maintained by the Commission.

Other project tasks involve cleaning and sealing of concrete bridge decks (including the toll bridge itself), repairs to concrete spalling — pitting, chipping, flaking, or peeling — of bridge decks and median barriers, concrete roadway repairs, curve improvements to the ramp over NJ Route 29 northbound, roadway restriping, and drainage pipe cleaning.

The milling and paving of Route 1 within the Commission’s jurisdiction includes an 1,800-foot approach to the bridge on the Pennsylvania side of the river, beginning at the viaduct over the Delaware Canal and Conrail tracks and extending to the bridge’s toll plaza.  On the New Jersey side of the river, the milling and paving work on Route 1 will extend 2,600 feet from the bridge to an area east of the underpass at South Broad Street. Milling and paving of bridge-jurisdiction entry and exit ramps also will be performed.

The Commission’s Route 1 segments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are showing signs of deterioration. They were last rehabilitated in 2014.

To minimize motorist impacts, paving work will take place during off-peak hours. The Commission plans to regularly issue travel alerts once impactful work gets underway.

The upcoming project’s construction contract was awarded to low-bidder Road-Con, Incorporated of West Chester, Pa. The Commission approved the contract, for a not-to-exceed amount of $5,980,564.55, at its June 24 meeting. Construction activities are expected to begin later this month and reach substantial completion in late October.

The Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge was originally constructed in 1952 and is the Commission’s second oldest toll crossing. It is a 12-span, simply supported composite-steel-girder and concrete-deck structure with an overall length of 1,324 feet. The granite-faced piers and abutments are reinforced concrete.  The structure is the Commission’s second most heavily used river crossing with an average daily traffic count of 53,300 vehicles in 2023.

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