LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – New Jersey-bound traffic at the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge will be restricted to a single travel lane Sunday to allow construction crews to install girders for the new bridge’s second span, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The travel restriction is scheduled to begin 6 a.m. Sunday, March 7, and end 6 a.m. Monday, March 8.  Only moderate travel impacts – if any – are expected in New Jersey-bound direction because it is a non-workday and the pandemic continues to reduce traffic volumes.  Pennsylvania-bound traffic at the bridge will continue to have two travel lanes and should not be impacted.

The previously unscheduled Sunday lane closure is needed to make up for steel-erection work that had to be cancelled this week due to high wind conditions.

Construction of the new bridge’s second span is currently being conducted on a work schedule that now extends through overnight hours and into weekends.  The extended hours are needed to complete critical-path construction tasks before the March 15 start of permit restrictions for annual trout stocking and short-nose sturgeon spawning in the river.

The aforementioned Sunday travel restriction is 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 whenever 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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