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Overnight traffic stoppages planned for Washington Crossing bridge construction

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The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission said 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 of 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 traveling 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.


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