President Trump signed a bill into law this week which allows authorized vehicles through September of 20-21.
Commercial vehicles with 4 or fewer axles owned and operated by a business in or near the Delaware water gap national recreation area and surrounding municipalities can drive on route 209 with a permit. Those permits will cost 200 dollars a year.
Officials from the National Park Service are happy with the bill, especially because of its small window. The last time commercial vehicles were permitted on Route 209, it was done in ten year increments. This new bill, will only run for about four years.
Press Director for the Delaware Water Gap, Kathleen Sandt, says its a fair compromise to see how the arrangement works out for all parties involved before looking at an extension.