Repaving project scheduled to resume on or about May 8 in vicinity of Milford-Montague toll bridge
Work Will Entail Uninterrupted Single-Lane Closure at Bridge for 3 to 4 Weeks
MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Repaving work is scheduled to resume on or about May 8 at the Milford-Montague (Route 206) toll bridge, according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
To carry out the work, an around-the-clock single-lane travel pattern controlled by temporary portable traffic signals will be implemented at the bridge. The Commission urges motorists to allow more time to reach their destinations if they plan to use the bridge while it is restricted to a single travel lane.
The anticipated travel pattern will enable work crews to address the remaining one-quarter of the bridge’s driving surface that needs rehabilitation. The upcoming work will involve milling of the bridge’s weathered pothole-strewn road surface, placement of a protective moisture-retardant membrane, and application of new pavement. When the paving is completed, the contractor is to apply new lane striping across the bridge.
The work – which is weather sensitive – is expected to be completed by early June.
The repaving project is being performed by Mount Construction Co., Inc. under a job order contract costing slightly less than $2.9 million. The project began late last summer, but the final segment of work had to be placed on hold for the winter months.
The two-lane Milford-Montague Toll Bridge serves an important gateway function to the northern Pocono Mountains region in Pennsylvania and for the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, which straddles both sides of the river. The bridge opened to traffic in December 1953. It is the Commission’s second-least-travelled toll bridge, carrying a daily average of 7,000 vehicles in 2022. The four-span bridge is 1,150-feet long. It is the only deck-truss bridge in the Commission’s 20-bridge system.