A contract to provide the final design and post-design services for the implementation of open road tolling (ORT) at the Delaware Water Gap (I-80) Toll Bridge in the US has been approved.

After the ORT implementation, E-ZPass users passing through the toll bridge will be able to pay their toll while travelling at normal highway speeds by passing through an electronic array.

Under the project, the existing three left toll plaza booths will be replaced with a single open road tolling lane at the bridge to help reduce periodic traffic congestion that occurs at this busy river crossing.

The project approved by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is expected to complete by 2010.

Implementation of open road tolling constitutes the first phase of the rehabilitation of the Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge, while the second phase includes the rehabilitation and the addition of a lane in the westbound direction which is scheduled for 2015.

The dual roadway bridge carries Interstate 80 across the Delaware River near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, providing a gateway from eastern metropolitan areas to the Pocono tourist and recreational destinations.