EWING, NJ – Travel restrictions for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project are scheduled to resume after a lane-closure moratorium for the Christmas holiday weekend ends Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Project-related travel restrictions planned for the week of Dec. 24 are as follows:

New Jersey side

  • Route 175/River Road – OVERNIGHT full closure in vicinity of the I-95 approach overpass to the Scudder Falls Bridge 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 28. (Note: On-ramp to I-95 will be inaccessible during the overnight closure periods; affected motorists should follow the posted detour routes.); AND DAYTIME alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers between I-95 and West Upper Ferry Road noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • Route 29 interchange with I-95 – Single lane patterns in each direction on Route 29 in project area 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and restricted ramp widths 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Thursday, Dec. 28.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-95 north from the Route 332/Newtown-Yardley interchange (Exit 49) to the Scudder Falls Bridge – intermittent single-lane travel configurations noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 26 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • I-95 south from the Scudder Falls Bridge to the Route 332/Newtown-Yardley interchange (exit 49) – intermittent single-lane travel pattern 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 28 (Note: Thursday’s overnight lane closure must be lifted no later than 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29).
  • Taylorsville Road in vicinity of I-95 – Intermittent single-lane patterns in each direction 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • Woodside Road west of Taylorsville Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • River Road/Route 32 – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Thursday, Dec. 28.

Canal Towpaths –The canal towpaths on both sides of the current bridge will be fully open. An anticipated closure of the Delaware Canal towpath in Pennsylvania has been postponed and will not be implemented until Jan. 2 at the earliest.

New Year’s Holiday Weekend: A moratorium on project-related lane closures is scheduled to begin 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, and remain in effect until noon Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

The aforementioned travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materials 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.

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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