EASTON, PA – I-78 East near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border will experience several daytime and overnight travel restrictions next week to allow for construction and painting activities for the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project.

The full schedule of project-related lane closures is as follows:

I-78 Eastbound – Approaching Exit 3 in New Jersey (Phillipsburg/Routes 22 and 173 interchange)

  • Two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, to Saturday, July 28
  • OVERNIGHT single-lane travel pattern (two of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Sunday July 22, through Friday, July 27

I-78 Eastbound – From approach of Main River Bridge to the overpass that carries Edge Road across I-78 in Pohatcong, N.J.

  • Overnight two-lane travel pattern (one of three lanes closed) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26

County Route-519 – Below I-78 overpass in Pohatcong, N.J.

  • Single-lane alternating pattern controlled by flaggers, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27

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

Project Web Page

For more information on the I-78 Bridges and Approach Slabs Rehabilitation Project, please go to: 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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