Commuters who use Route 22 to get into New Jersey may want to find an alternate route Friday morning.
That's because the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission says drivers could find themselves stuck in traffic, especially on the eastbound side, as workers fix potholes and make other repairs along the bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg.
The work is scheduled between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. The commission suggests commuters find an alternate route, or give themselves extra time, and says it hopes to have work done before peak commuting time begins.
The repairs are part of the DRJTBC's $30 million project to rehabilitate the bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg, as well as some of the surrounding exits and overpasses.
In mid-July, it diverted all traffic into two single lanes, closing the eastbound part of the highway from just before Fourth Street in Easton to the toll bridge in Phillipsburg. That pattern is expected to be in place until late December.
The overall project is expected to take until early 2015, and will involve Route 22 being reduced to one lane during part of that time -- six months this year and another nine months in 2014.