EASTON, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that the parking lot at the I-78 Welcome Center in eastern Pennsylvania – a popular resting spot for long-haul truckers – will be closed during overnight hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
The Commission urged truckers to plan ahead and use alternative sites for any long-duration driving stoppages if they regularly use the I-78 Welcome Center’s parking lot as a place to rest during overnight hours.
The parking lot, which is located about two miles west of the I-78 Toll Bridge in Williams Township, Pa., will be closed 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, April 8; Tuesday, April 9; Wednesday, April 10; and Thursday, April 11.
The nightly closures will enable contractors to carry out paving and miscellaneous improvements to the access roadway and parking facilities for the Pennsylvania Welcome Center adjacent to the Commission’s toll plaza on 1-78 westbound.
The work is part of the Commission’s multi-faceted I-78 Toll Bridge Pennsylvania Approach Paving and Improvements Project, which got underway last September and is scheduled to reach substantial completion late next month.
The Commission’s toll bridge and adjoining portions of I-78 are among the most heavily used trucking corridors in the country, serving a major connection point for shipments from New England and the New York/New Jersey ports region with destinations to the west and south like the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg and York, Pa.
About the Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 137 million cars and trucks in 2012. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.