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October 29, 2010
Turnpike Work on Delaware River Bridge to Impact Traffic on I-276

Motorists traveling westbound should anticipate delays beginning Monday
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (10/29/2010)(readMedia)-- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission alerts westbound motorists entering Pennsylvania from New Jersey via the Delaware River Bridge that a daytime single-lane pattern will be in effect Monday – Wednesday (Nov. 1-3) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for bridge inspection work.

Operated jointly by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), each state is responsible for half of the bridge up to the state line. In cooperation with the NJTA, the PTC advises customers that the contractor will close the westbound right lane across the bridge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. until the pattern is lifted at 2 p.m.

Additionally, on Wednesday (Nov. 3) the contractor will establish a single-lane pattern closing the eastbound right lane from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The contractor's schedule is weather permitting and could extend this work to the next day.

The Delaware River Bridge was built by the PTC and NJTA when the PTC completed its "Delaware River Extension" between Valley Forge and Bristol in 1955. The four-lane, steel-arch bridge opened to traffic on May 25, 1956.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is committed to distributing complete, accurate and consistent travel information and providing exceptional customer service. Visit the PA Turnpike website at for project updates. Be in the know before you go and call 866.976.TRIP (866.976.8747).