EASTON, PA – A limited schedule of lane closures are scheduled next week in the eastbound direction of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s 6.5-mile-long I-78 roadway segment in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The travel restrictions along the highway segment are scheduled as follows for the week of November 19:

I-78 Eastbound – in the vicinity of the Edge Road overpass (milepost 2.5 to milepost 3.5):

  • Reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes) 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 to Tuesday, Nov. 21.
  • Reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Nov. 21.

I-78 Eastbound – from the I-78 approach bridge across Route 611 in Pennsylvania (milepost 77.2) to the Carpentersville Road overpass (milepost 0.5:

  • Reduced to two lanes (instead of three lanes) 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.
  • Reduced to single lane (instead of three lanes) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Sunday, Nov. 19; 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 20; and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The scheduled travel restrictions are needed for the Commission’s I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project, which is scheduled to reach completion in fall 2018.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – All construction-related travel patterns are scheduled to be lifted by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, allowing for three travel lanes to be open in each direction of the Commission’s I-78 highway segment through the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend travel period ending 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.

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.

More information on the project is available at: 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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