Site preparations for the massive two-year rehabilitation project began in June 2013. Construction work began the following month. Round-the-clock travel restrictions were employed along Route 22 for six months during the 2013 project work stages. Travel restrictions resumed for the 2014 work stage in March.

The Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project involves a roughly 3/4-mile work zone that extends along Route 22 in both Easton and Phillipsburg.

At the toll bridge, the work involves repairing and resurfacing the bridge's road deck; blast cleaning and painting its hulking steel truss; installing a bridge drainage system; and performing various steel, concrete and masonry repair work. Construction activities off the toll bridge include replacement of the deteriorated concrete box-beam approach bridge that carries Route 22 across Route 611 in Easton, rehabilitation of the Bank Street and Third Street overpasses in Easton, full-depth replacement of the approach roadway in Phillipsburg, upgrading of the toll plaza in Phillipsburg and rehabilitation and improvements to a variety of ramps and other associated facilities in the vicinity of the bridge.

More information on the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge 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 October 14, 2014:

Motorists may encounter traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes during overnight hours TONIGHT along Route 22 west in the vicinity of the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The intermittent traffic stoppages are needed to allow for further demobilization of the construction area that had been installed to carry out the two-year rehabilitation project currently taking place at the busy toll bridge. The removal of corrugated platform segments and supports was rescheduled to tonight because of an approaching wind-driven rain storm that is expected to pass across the region beginning mid-day tomorrow.

The overnight traffic stoppages are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through a designated work zone.

More information on the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge 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 September 26, 2014:

Broad Street in the vicinity of Route 22 in Phillipsburg will be restricted to a single alternating lane of traffic during overnight hours next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The travel restriction is needed to allow for removal of an under-deck platform that had been installed to allow for structural repairs and painting at the viaduct that carries Route 22 across Broad Street. The temporary construction structure had been installed as part of the comprehensive rehabilitation project that has been taking place at the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge since the summer of last year.

The alternating single-lane travel pattern along Broad Street will be in effect on a nightly basis between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 29, and continuing through Thursday, Oct. 2. Flaggers and Phillipsburg police will be deployed to help control and direct the alternating lane pattern.

The travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through a designated work zone.

More information on the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge 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 August 18, 2014:

The Fourth Street on ramp to Route 22 west will be closed 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow - Tuesday, August 19 - for repaving work as part of the rehabilitation project currently taking place at the Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Motorists seeking to access Route 22 west from downtown Easton during the closure period are advised to travel to the highway's 13th Street interchange via Northampton Street or Wood Avenue.

The ramp closure is an extension of repaving and roadway striping work currently taking place along Snyder Street, an adjoining thoroughfare the Commission owns and maintains in downtown in Easton. Portions of Snyder Street are closed 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Wednesday, August 20 for these paving activities.

Motorists planning to use Snyder Street and the adjoining Fourth Street on ramp to Route 22 west during the aforementioned closure periods are advised to allow extra time to reach their destinations.

The scheduled travel-restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through a designated work zone.

More information on the Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22) Toll Bridge 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.