The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is preparing to rehabilitate its 119-year-old New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge.
The rehabilitation project work activities will temporarily impact motorists, pedestrians, residents, and local businesses.
goHunterdon will assist in mitigating the impacts of the project by including updates to the public via it’s free Traffic Alert Service. Individuals may sign up to receive email alerts specific to the project to stay informed of vehicular travel restrictions and detours as well as the status of anticipated shuttle services planned by the Commission to address pedestrian travel needs.
The current schedule is for early site preparations to begin in December, followed by the execution of prescribed construction activities in 2024 — the 120th anniversary year of the current steel bridge’s construction.
The rehabilitation includes a complete “taken-down-to-bare-metal” and re-painting of the entire structure. Paint enclosures will be required for this work, limiting vehicular crossings (westbound only) to either the bridge’s upstream or downstream sides for prolonged periods. Identified structural issues will be repaired.
The pedestrian walkway will be completely replaced while that half of the bridge undergoes containment and painting. The Commission aims to have the walkway work take place during the early cold-weather months of 2024, when foot traffic is significantly lower.
The project is scheduled to begin December 2023 with periodic off-peak alternating single-lane vehicular travel restrictions on weekdays. Work will continue through September 2024 with all project-related travel restrictions — short- and long-term — scheduled to end on September 19, 2024. Full project information may be viewed here: http://www.drjtbc.org/project/newhopelambertville
For information on goHunterdon’s Traffic Alert Service and to sign up to receive free traffic alerts regarding the project: https://www.gohunterdon.org/commuter-programs/traffic-alert-service