HOPEWELL TWP., NJ – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that periodic traffic stoppages are scheduled to be implemented in both directions approaching the Washington Crossing Toll-Supported Bridge during overnight hours next Friday, June 19.

Motorists are advised that they could encounter delays up to 15 minutes in duration from 10 p.m. Friday, June 19, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 20.  (Note: traffic volumes at the bridge have been significantly lower since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.)

The scheduled travel restriction is subject to change due to weather, emergencies, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

The travel restriction is needed to allow for the installation of an overhead steel beam on the New Jersey approach to the Washington Crossing Bridge.  A new post to support the beam has already been installed on the upstream side of the bridge’s New Jersey approach roadway.

When installed, the beam will be able to display traffic control and weight-restriction signs, and a suspended yellow “headache bar” to help curtail passage of oversized vehicles at the narrow, 115-year-old steel truss bridge.

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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