LOWER MAKEFILED, PA – The following travel restrictions are scheduled for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project during the week November 5:

New Jersey side

  • Route 175/River Road – Alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers between I-95 and West Upper Ferry Road noon Sunday, Nov. 5, to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6; AND alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 10.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-95 north from the Route 332/Newtown-Yardley interchange (Exit 49) to the Scudder Falls Bridge – intermittent single-lane travel pattern 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 6, through Friday, Nov. 10.
  • I-95 south from the Scudder Falls Bridge to the Route 332/Newtown-Yardley interchange (exit 49) – intermittent single-lane travel configurations 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 10.
  • Woodside Road west of Taylorsville Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 to Friday, Nov. 10.
  • River Road/Route 32 – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 to Friday, Nov. 10.

Canal Towpath NJ side –The Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath is open, but periodic brief short-duration stoppages may be encountered through much of November.

Weekends: Except for NJ Route 175/River Road flagging on Sunday Nov. 5 and carryover of Friday overnight travel restrictions, no other project-related lane closures are scheduled for Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12.

The aforementioned travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and mobilization considerations.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

Project Construction Update

  • Upstream span of Replacement Bridge on New Jersey side – Temporary trestle causeway from New Jersey riverbank is completed; contractor now installing cofferdam sheeting for in-river bridge pier (excavation work to begin soon); installing piers for New Jersey bridge abutment; AND continuing drilled shaft installation for land-based bridge pier.
  • Upstream span of replacement bridge on Pennsylvania side – Working on installation of a temporary trestle causeway from the Pennsylvania riverbank in-water pier construction activities; installing piles for Pennsylvania bridge abutment;  AND install footing forms, rebar, and concrete for land-based bridge pier.
  • I-95 widening in Pennsylvania side – Drainage systems being installed in the cordoned highway median; AND construction of retaining walls to support eventual widened roadway.
  • Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 51) – Excavation continues to progress for a large drainage basin in the southwest infield.
  • Woodside Road in Lower Makefield Township, PA – Continued drainage installation work for eventual roadway widening.
  • Pennsylvania I-95 approach to the current Scudder Falls Bridge – Early-stage demolition of at I-95 approach bridges cross the Delaware Canal and towpath and Taylorsville Road; AND continue jack-and-bore drainage pipe work in advance of all-electronic tolling/bridge monitors’ building construction.
  • Route 29 interchange in New Jersey – Installation of supports for excavation at ramp wall location and pier and abutment work for two new ramp structures.
  • Route 175/River Road in Ewing, N.J. – Temporary lighting installation work now underway.

The aforementioned travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and mobilization considerations.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

More information and videos on the bridge replacement project are available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

 

About The Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission's jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 144.5 million cars and trucks in 2016. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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