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I-78 Welcome Center in Eastern Pennsylvania closed Monday-Thursday this week

The parking lot, which is located about two miles west of the I-78 Toll Bridge in Williams Township, Pa., will be closed 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, April 8; Tuesday, April 9; Wednesday, April 10; and Thursday, April 11.

The Trucker News Services

4/5/2013

EASTON, Pa. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that the parking lot at the I-78 Welcome Center in eastern Pennsylvania a popular resting spot for long-haul truckers will be closed during overnight hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

The Commission urged truckers to plan ahead and use alternative sites for any long-duration driving stoppages if they regularly use the I-78 Welcome Center’s parking lot as a place to rest during overnight hours.

The parking lot, which is located about two miles west of the I-78 Toll Bridge in Williams Township, Pa., will be closed 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, April 8; Tuesday, April 9; Wednesday, April 10; and Thursday, April 11.

The nightly closures will enable contractors to carry out paving and miscellaneous improvements to the access roadway and parking facilities for the Pennsylvania Welcome Center adjacent to the Commission’s toll plaza on 1-78 westbound.

The work is part of the Commission’s multi-faceted I-78 Toll Bridge Pennsylvania Approach Paving and Improvements Project, which got underway last September and is scheduled to reach substantial completion late next month.

The Commission’s toll bridge and adjoining portions of I-78 are among the most heavily used trucking corridors in the country, serving a major connection point for shipments from New England and the New York/New Jersey ports region with destinations to the west and south like the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg and York, Pa.

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