Project Purpose & Benefits

  • Alleviate current and foreseeable future traffic congestion
  • Improve mobility and upgrade safety throughout the 4.4-mile project area (bridge, interchanges, approach roadways)
  • Address unsafe weaving and merging/diverging patterns on a new twin-span bridge outfitted with acceleration and deceleration lanes
  • Reconstruct/reconfigure interchanges to improve traffic flow and safety
  • Ensure critical access for community facilities and emergency services between NJ and PA
  • Shoulders (federally required) will make the bridge safer for drivers
  • Design allows for future mass-transit service
  • Promotes passive transportation – a pedestrian/bicycle footway will connect canal paths on both sides of the river
  • Support continued economic development and interstate commerce by accommodating the movements of people and goods