The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced that motorists may encounter travel delays and traffic queuing in the southbound direction at the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge this weekend and four additional weekends in February and March.
A series of construction activities related to a system-wide toll collection modernization project will be taking place at the bridge’s toll plaza. The work will reduce the toll-collection facility’s available capacity each respective weekend. This could potentially cause backups and moderate delays during busy driving periods when the toll plaza is reduced to four collection lanes instead of the usual five.
The bridge’s toll plaza is located in Morrisville, PA. Tolls are collected from southbound motorists only.
Construction activities at the toll plaza will be confined to a single lane each weekend that work is scheduled to take place. Work will commence 8:00 p.m. on Friday nights and continue on an expedited basis so the affected toll lane can be put back into service by 2:00 p.m. the following Monday – just in time to handle weekday evening peak commuter traffic.
The first of the five anticipated weekend closures is set to begin Friday, February 17, and end Monday afternoon, February 20. The toll plaza is scheduled to have one fewer toll collection lane during the following four additional weekend periods:
- Feb. 24 to Feb. 27
- March 10 to March 13
- March 17 to March 20
- March 24 to March 27
(It will not be necessary to close a lane in the toll plaza on the weekend beginning March 3.)