New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced the New Hope–Lambertville Bridge (non-toll) is scheduled to be closed briefly for emergency utility work on Route 179/Bridge Street in Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
NJDOT requested the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC), which owns and operates the bridge, to close it to accommodate the emergency replacement of two utility poles on Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey. DRJTBC agreed, and beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 until approximately 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, Verizon is scheduled to close the New Hope–Lambertville Bridge and Route 179 at Union Street in Lambertville. Bridge Street in New Hope will be closed at Main Street.
Detours will be in place on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the bridge and local police will maintain access to the bridge for emergency responders and pedestrians. Access to the parking lots for Lambertville Station and Lilly’s on the Canal will be closed. Lambertville Station Restaurant will be closed for dinner on Tuesday, April 25 and local police will direct guests of Lambertville Station Inn. The following detours will be in place:
- Pennsylvania Traffic Heading to New Jersey:
Traffic on Bridge Street heading toward Lambertville will directed to turn left onto Main Street to Route 202 eastbound and across the Toll Bridge into New Jersey.
- New Jersey Traffic Heading to Pennsylvania:
Traffic on Route 179/Bridge Street heading westbound towards New Hope will be directed to turn right onto Main Street to Route 202 westbound and across the Toll Bridge into Pennsylvania.