TRENTON, N.J. – The walkway at the Lower Trenton (“Trenton Makes”) Toll-Supported Bridge will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on both Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The closure is needed so Commission maintenance personnel can remove the walkway’s weathered wooden planks and replace them with new composite decking.  The 1,022-foot-long, 8-foot-wide walkway was last replaced six years ago.

Pedestrians and bicyclists are urged to use the walkway at the nearby Calhoun Street Toll-Supported Bridge (nine-tenths of a mile upstream) as their Delaware River crossing point during the two 5-1/2-hour-long closure periods.  The walkway is expected to reopen after the completion of each work period.  (Note: The Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge does not have pedestrian/bicycle access.)

As with any Commission construction or work activity, the schedule walkway closures subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and emergencies.

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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