LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Travel restrictions related to the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project could resume as early as noon Monday, Dec. 2, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced.

A moratorium on project-related lane closures for the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend travel period began 6 a.m. today and will remain in effect until mid-day Monday.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of December 1 is as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern – if needed for construction activities – permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 6.
  • I-295 EB approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and continuing across the bridge to NJ where the designation becomes I-295 SB – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.

New Jersey side

  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 2, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 2, and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 3 to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Route 29 SB & NB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent FLAGGER-controlled travel noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge –Intermittent alternating single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.

 

Weekends

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – project-related lane closures suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to noon Monday, Dec. 2. Other than carry over of Friday overnight closures into Saturdays, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 7-8.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) and Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through December; open on weekends.

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, 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 eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) 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 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. 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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