The Route 22 westbound off-ramp to Route 611 and the nearby underpass beneath Route 22 have been closed to traffic for four months to allow for execution of a series of construction tasks associated with the comprehensive rehabilitation project taking place in the area of the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge. A major facet of this work involved replacement of the upstream portion of the former concrete box-beam bridge that carried Route 22 traffic across Route 611/Riverside Drive.

The impending closure of the Snyder Street ramp exit will enable construction crews to perform a series of repairs and improvements. This will include repair of concrete slabs, storm-drainage improvements, guiderail installations, placement of an impact attenuator at the exit's gore area, and milling and repaving.

The approved Snyder Street exit ramp detour will instruct motorists to take the reopened Route 611 exit ramp instead. The detour will then direct traffic to the Route 611/Riverside Drive underpass beneath Route 22 to Spring Garden Street and ultimately Third Street, where traffic will turn right to access Snyder Street on the other side of Route 22.

The scheduled traffic pattern changes are subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and emergencies. Motorists are urged to reduce their speeds and use caution when travelling through active work zones.

Project Status Update

The goal is to complete the work at the Snyder Street exit ramp in a month, so that it may be reopened in time for the Labor Day weekend. After the holiday, the Route 611 exit ramp and the Route 611/Riverside Drive underpass will again close to allow for completion of the remaining center section of the former concrete box beam approach bridge at the toll bridge's immediate western end.

At this juncture, the project's construction activities have surpassed the 70-percent completed threshold and the Commission anticipates that it may be possible to reach substantial completion - the point when round-the-clock lane closures are no longer necessary - before the original mid-December target date.

More information on the rehabilitation project is available at www.drjtbc.org/tollbridgerehab. To enhance communication with the public, the Commission also has established a toll-free question/comment line - 1-855-FIX-SPAN, a Twitter handle - @22tollbridge, and a project-specific email address - 22tollbridge@drjtbc.org.

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update June 27, 2014:

Two Route 22 ramps on the New Jersey side of the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge will be closed for paving work early next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The Broad Street exit ramp from Route 22 east in Phillipsburg will be subjected to a continuous round-the-clock beginning 6 a.m. Monday, June 30, and ending 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.

Meanwhile, the on-ramp to Route 22 west from Third Street/Memorial Parkway in Phillipsburg will be closed between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily on Monday, June 30; Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2. The schedule at this ramp is such that it will allow for highway access during the evening peak traffic period in the westbound direction.

Motorists are urged to use alternate routes when the respective ramps are closed.

The scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and emergencies. Motorists are urged to reduce their speeds and use caution when travelling through active work zones.

The closures are needed to allow for milling and repaving at the two ramps as one facet of the Easton-Phillipsburg [Route 22] Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project currently in its second year of execution.

More information on the rehabilitation project is available at www.drjtbc.org/tollbridgerehab. To enhance communication with the public, the Commission also has established a toll-free question/comment line - 1-855-FIX-SPAN, a Twitter handle - @22tollbridge, and a project-specific email address - 22tollbridge@drjtbc.org.

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update June 20, 2014:

The Broad Street exit ramp from Route 22 East in Phillipsburg is scheduled to be shut down Monday to Thursday next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The scheduled ramp closure is set to begin 6 a.m. June 23, and continue to be in place until 4 p.m. June 26. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes when the ramp is closed.

The ramp shutdown is subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and emergencies. Motorists are urged to reduce their speeds and use caution when travelling through active work zones.

The ramp closure is needed to carry out a series of construction activities associated with the Easton-Phillipsburg [Route 22] Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project. This work includes storm sewer inlet removal and replacement, concrete curb removal and replacement, and guiderail replacement.

More information on the rehabilitation project is available at www.drjtbc.org/tollbridgerehab. To enhance communication with the public, the Commission also has established a toll-free question/comment line - 1-855-FIX-SPAN, a Twitter handle - @22tollbridge, and a project-specific email address - 22tollbridge@drjtbc.org.

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