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Roadway rehabilitation project work to expand to New Jersey-side of Delaware Water Gap I-80 toll bridge next week

DELAWARE WATER GAP – I-80 eastbound motorists could encounter single-lane travel restrictions on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge next week, according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

Construction crews are expected to mill and then repave the nearly half-mile section of I-80 eastbound that the Commission owns and maintains in New Jersey immediately adjacent to the bridge.

Weather permitting, the work will take place on four nights immediately preceding the July 4 holiday weekend travel period.

To carry out the work, I-80 eastbound on the New Jersey side of the bridge is scheduled to be restricted to a single lane from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (next morning) on the nights of Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1.

The repaving work is part of the Delaware Water Gap Bridge Westbound Toll Plaza Roadway and NJ Approach Repairs Project, which has been underway for two months.  Until now, project work has been confined largely to the toll plaza area on the bridge’s Pennsylvania side.

The roughly six-month-long project is expected to reach completion later this year.

The travel restrictions are 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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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