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.

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:

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