LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The potential Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project travel restrictions for the week of August 23 are 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, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (NJ-bound) – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities –10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • Woodside Road/Taylorsville Road Intersection – Intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.

New Jersey side                                                   

  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Continuing around-the-clock closure with a shift of traffic through the adjoining I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts for travel toward Trenton and other points south. ALSO, periodic traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers also may be necessary in the detour area Monday through Friday.
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed upstream span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.
  • I-295 SB Entry Ramp from NJ Route 175/River Road – 24/7 closure continuing through spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB
  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Closure with thru-traffic detoured in both directions to nearby Route 29 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 28.

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergencies, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

Weekends

No project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Aug. 22-23 and 29-30.

Towpaths for Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) and Delaware & Raritan Canal (NJ side) – Intermittent daytime closure/stoppages possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for project-related construction activities through SEPTEMBER; open on weekends.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

NOISE WARNING – Paving of the new I-295 EB travel lanes on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is underway and is expected to continue through August.  Noise associated with this work includes back-up beepers on delivery trucks, compaction equipment and vibrating roller vehicles.

 

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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