May
17
Active Alert
May 17, 2024

Daytime Westbound Lane Closures at I-78 Toll Bridge Monday to Thursday, May 20-23

The I-78 Toll Bridge's Pennsylvania-bound direction is scheduled to be reduced to two travel lanes (one of three lanes closed) 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Monday, May 20, to Thursday, May 23.

The travel restriction will begin on the bridge's I-78 westbound approach in Pohatcong, N.J. and continue across the bridge into Williams Township, Pa.

The four days of lane closures are needed for a broad rehabilitation/improvemet project currently taking place in the vicinity of the bridge.

Brief travel delays and backups are possible.  Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and exercise caution whenever approaching active work zones.

 

May
16
Active Alert
May 16, 2024

Daytime Alternating Single-Lane Travel Restrictions at Riegelsville Bridge May 20-24

Federally required biennial bridge inspections are scheduled to be conducted at the Riegelsville Toll-Supported Bridge during the week of May 18.

Uninterrupted alternating single-lane travel restrictions are scheduled to be implemented at the bridge 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 20,-21.

Intermittent alternating travel lane periods also are possible between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23.

Brief travel delays are possible while travel restrictions are in effect. Motorists are urged to reduce speeds and exercise caution while inspections are underway at the bridge.

In the event of sustained inclement weather, a fifth day of inspections could be added for Friday, May 24.

May
10
Active Alert
May 10, 2024

Daytime Westbound Lane Closure at I-78 Toll Bridge May 13-16

The I-78 Toll Bridge's Pennsylvania-bound direction is scheduled to be reduced to two travel lanes (one of three lanes closed) 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 13, to Thursday, May 16.

The travel restriction will begin on the bridge's I-78 westbound approach in New Jersey and continue across the bridge into Pennsylvania.

The four days of lane closure will allow work crews to install conduit as part of broader roadway rehabilitation project currently taking park in the vicinity of the bridge.

Brief travel delays and backups are possible.  Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and exercise caution whenever approaching active work zones.

The I-78 Toll Bridge crosses the Delaware River between Phillipsburg, N.J. and Williams Township, PA., a short distance south of Easton, PA.

Jan
30
Active Alert
January 30, 2024

New Hope-Lambertville 'Free' Bridge NJ-Bound Detour in Effect through September

The New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge is now closed to New Jersey-bound traffic at the intersections of Main and E. Bridge streets in New Hope, PA.

The bridge remains open to Pennsylvania-bound vehicles with a traffic shift starting on the Lambertville side.  The bridge's walkway also remains in service at this time.

(See drawing of bridge travel pattern below.)

Detour:

The bridge's uninterrupted New Jersey-bound traffic detour is expected to remain in place for eight months, ending in late September.  The detour has two starting points: at the intersection of East Bridge and Main streets in New Hope and at the intersection of West Bridge Street and Route 202 to the west of New Hope’s commercial center.

Detour signage directs affected motorists to the nearby New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge and Route 202 northbound, which is toll-free for travel into New Jersey.  Take the first New Jersey exit and proceed onto Route 29 southbound.  The detour ends at the intersection of Main Street/Route 29 and Bridge Street/Route 179 in Lambertville.

The NJ-bound detour map can be viewed at this link: https://www.drjtbc.org/wp-content/uploads/NJ-bound_travel_detour_January_to_September.pdf

This travel pattern will allow work crews to execute the first stage of construction on a 10-month-long rehabilition of the 120-year-old bridge.

The following drawing depicts the bridge's Stage 1 travel pattern looking from New Hope, PA. toward Lambertville: