Walt Whitman Bridge
Thousands of flights are canceled and public transportation service is suspended throughout the area due to Hurricane Irene.
Various lanes will be closed throughout this coming week on the Walt Whitman Bridge connecting Philadelphia with Gloucester City, N.J.
Eastbound traffic on the Walt Whitman Bridge is at a standstill due to intense flooding in the area.
“Tolls will increase going from $4 per car to $5 and there’ll be a 25-percent increase for all the other vehicles,” John Matheussen, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority says.
Drivers who cross from New Jersey to Pennsylvania on four Philadelphia-area bridges will have to pay a dollar more starting Friday.
The toll jumps from $4 to $5 to use the Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross Bridges. The Delaware Memorial Bridge goes from $3 to $4.
Corbett, as the board’s new chairman, vowed to keep an open mind on things at the embattled bi-state agency.
Major changes made on the Pennsylvania side of the table at the board of the Delaware River Port Authority are being welcomed by at least one person who sits on the New Jersey side.
In preparation for the upcoming redecking of the Walt Whitman Bridge, four existing gantries need to be removed. As a result, there will be intermittent closures of the bridge beginning Monday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Faced with budgetary deadlines and threats of financial repercussions from Wall Street, the Delaware River Port Authority voted Wednesday to allow $1 bridge toll increases to take effect as scheduled next July.
Commuters hoping for a break on pending toll hikes and PATCO fare increases will just have to wait a while longer for an answer.