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Get ready Route 22 commuters:

Published On: Jun 15 2013 06:50:24 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2013 03:01:27 PM EDT

Rt 22 bridge project begins


US 22 and 4th Street

Think commuting on Route 22 is tough right now?

The commute is about to become even more tedious starting Monday when set-up work begins for a two-year project to rehabilitate the Easton-Phillipsburg Route 22 toll bridge.

The set-up work began at 2 a.m. Monday when work crews set up a single lane in each direction, according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.


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The commission is warning motorists to expect significant travel delays in the eastbound direction of Route 22 far in advance of the toll bridge at the Delaware River.

The project is expected to be finished in the spring of 2015, but there will be times during the winter months when all lanes will reopen.

Officials are urging motorists to use Interstate 78 as an alternative route.