Aug
17
Active Alert
August 17, 2022

Commission Making E-ZPass Account Adjustments for Passenger-Vehicle Motorists Overcharged at Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge from February to July 7

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is working with its E-ZPass service providers -- Transcore and Conduent -- to retroactively adjust the accounts of E-ZPass passenger-vehicle customers overcharged in the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge’s right E-ZPass-only lane between February and early July.

This process is expected to be completed on or about September 9.

Affected motorists are requested to refrain from making individual requests on Trenton-Morrisville Bridge passenger vehicle misclassifications while this electronic adjustment process is underway.

A damaged piece of toll equipment in one of two E-ZPass-only lanes at the bridge sporadically caused an undetermined number of passenger vehicles to be charged a $9 toll instead of the prescribed $1.25 fare between February 1 and July 7 of this year.  The reader apparently was damaged on multiple occasions by tractor trailers carrying stacked loads of crushed motor vehicles.  The reader was replaced July 7 and there have been no reports of toll overcharges occurring since that date.

The problem initially appeared to be confined to SUVs, vans, pickup trucks, and cars with higher profiles, but further investigation reveals that misreads might have occurred intermittently with any type of Class 1 vehicle.

Because of the irregularities of when misreads occurred and which vehicles were impacted, the Commission is urging all Class 1 vehicle owners using the Trenton-Morrisville Bridge's right E-ZPass-only lane to check their account statements for possible overcharges as soon as possible, but refrain from seeking individual refunds while the automatic account adjustment process takes place.  E-ZPass adjustments for vehicle misclassifications at the Trenon-Morrisville bridge should appear in future account statements.

Aug
11
Active Alert
August 11, 2022

Paving/Repair Project Preparations Beginning August 15 in Vicinity of Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge

A contractor is expected to begin field preparations on or about August 15 for a three-month-long paving/repair project at the Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge and its approach road surfaces in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

A firm schedule of temporary lane closures and traffic shifts is still in the works, but the work will primarilly affect motorists traveling during off-peak hours Mondays through Fridays once construction activities get fully underway.

Motorists should expect travel delays when alternating single-lane travel patterns are in effect.

A press release in this website's Newsroom section has more information.

 

Jul
13
Active Alert
July 13, 2022

Traffic Signals near Northampton Street Bridge (Easton-Phillipsburg free bridge) Manually Controlled 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays

The schedule for manually controlled traffic signals near the Northampton Street Bridge (also known as the Easton-Phillipsburg free bridge) is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

An experiment with manual control of the traffic signals at each end of the bridge was tested during May.  The experiment showed a moderation of traffic backups and travel delays during weekday afternoons at the bridge, which has been reduced to one lane in each direction for a multi-faceted rehabilitation project taking place in 2022.

When manual control of traffic signals near the bridge is in effect, Phillipsburg police operate the traffic signal at Union Square and Main Street in Phillipsburg while bridge commission personnel control the traffic signal at Northampton Street and Larry Holmes Drive in Easton.

The Commission is looking into the possibility of extending manual control to select weekends when large community events take place in either Easton or Phillipsburg during the summer and fall.

Despite the continued implementation of manually controlled traffic signals near the bridge, the Commission urges motorists to allow additional time to reach their destinations or reschedule travel plans if they plan to use the Northampton Street Bridge while it undergoes rehabilitation.