LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Woodside Road between River Road/PA Route 32 and the Delaware Canal will be closed for excavation and construction activities during daytime weekday hours starting next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The travel restriction could be implemented on a day-to-day basis for up to two weeks, allowing for a series of work activities associated with the ongoing Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.  The daily road closures primarily will allow work crews to engage in excavation and construction-materials associated with the creation of a planned wetlands-mitigation area.  Construction activities on an entry-exit apron for the Pennsylvania access ramp to the new bridge’s shared-use walkway could also take place during the road closure periods.

Affected motorists are advised to use posted detours at Mt. Eyre Road to the north and East Afton Ave./PA Route 332 as connection points between River Road/Route 32 and Taylorsville Road whenever the road closure is in effect.

The upcoming travel restriction is scheduled to be implemented next week as follows:

  • Woodside Road between the Delaware Canal and River Road/PA Route 32 – closed and detoured 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)

The aforementioned scheduled travel restriction is 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 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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