LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Steel girder installation work at the I-95/Route 29 interchange in New Jersey and pothole repair activities along I-95 and two feeder streets in Pennsylvania could cause travel delays for motorists driving in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Pothole Repairs Scheduled along I-95 in Lower Makefield, PA Tuesday, Feb. 13 – There is an increased possibility of traffic queuing and delays along both directions of I-95 between the Taylorsville Road/New Hope-Yardley interchange (Exit 51) and the Route 332/Yardley-Newtown interchange (Exit 49) during daytime hours on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  Rolling single-lane travel patterns will be utilized in each direction after 10 a.m. to allow work crews to make pothole repairs where needed. Additional pothole-repair details may be scheduled for later in the week along the Pennsylvania I-95 segment and along Woodside Road and Taylorsville Road in Lower Makefield.  (These repairs will be made within the prescribed time periods noted below in this press release.  They are unlikely to pose any significant travel impacts.)

Overnight detours to continue weeknights at portions of I-95/Route29 interchange (Exit 1) in Ewing, N.J. – A series of overnight ramp and roadway closures and corresponding detours will be needed to allow for placement of steel bridge-deck girders on weeknights at the I-95/Route 29 interchange (Exit 1) in New Jersey.  Traffic restrictions and detours will be limited to 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next morning) on nights when construction cranes are used to lift steel girders into place.  Four traffic movements at the interchange will be affected:  Route 29 southbound traffic through the interchange; Route 29 northbound traffic to I-95 southbound; I-95 southbound traffic exiting to Route 29 southbound; and I-95 northbound traffic exiting to Route 29 northbound.

Click to view Route 29 Detour to I-95

Click to view I-95 Detour to Route 29

The full list of travel restrictions within the project area for the week of February 11 is as follows:

New Jersey side  

  • Route 29 interchange – Overnight ramp and roadway closures with posted detours at four locations 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, Feb. 16; AND 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. Monday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 16.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-95 north from the Route 332/Newtown-Yardley interchange (Exit 49) to the Scudder Falls Bridge – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, Feb. 16.
  • I-95 south from the Scudder Falls Bridge to the Route 332/Newtown-Yardley interchange (exit 49) – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Taylorsville Road in vicinity of I-95 – Intermittent single-lane patterns 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Woodside Road (west of Taylorsville Road) – Intermittent single-lane patterns 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 16.
  • River Road/Route 32 – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 16.

Weekends: Project-related lane closures currently are not scheduled for Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 17-18.

The aforementioned scheduled 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.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is 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 143.8 million cars and trucks in 2017. 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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