Jun
03
Active Alert
June 3, 2020

I-78 Welcome Center in Pennsylvania to Reopen Saturday, June 6

The I-78 Welcome Center -- owned by the Commission and jointly operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation -- is scheduled to reopen for public use early Saturday, June 6.

The facility, which has public bathrooms and travel information for the state of Pennsylvania, is adjacent to the Commission's I-78 Toll Plaza in Williams Township, PA.

The Commission temporarily closed the facility March 17 in the interest of public health and safety due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Once reopened, the facility's bathrooms will be available 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, -- except when periodic stepped-up cleaning measures are conducted to combat to COVID-19.  PennDOT's travel-information area, however, will have reduced hours -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Jun
03
Active Alert
June 3, 2020

1799 House near Delaware Canal and Scudder Falls Bridge to Reopen Saturday, June 6

The DRJTBC's 1799 House trailhead near Pennsylvania's Delaware Canal towpath and the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge is scheduled to reopen early Saturday, June 6.

The facility, which has public bathrooms, is owned and maintained by the Commission.  It has been temporarily closed since March 17 to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in conformance with the recommendations of the federal Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and multiple federal, regional and state agencies and officials.

When reopened, the facility will be available for public use from dawn to dusk seven days a week -- except when stepped-up cleaning measures are being conducted to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The building is accessible from the nearby Commission-owned park-and-ride lot near the intersection of Taylorsville and Woodside roads in Lower Makefield, PA.

 

May
28
Active Alert
May 28, 2020

Overnight Detours for Five Travel Movements at I-295/NJ Route 29 Internchange (Exit 76) May 28 to June 12

Motorists who must travel during overnight hours should allow extra time to reach their destinations if they expect to use the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) tonight – May 28 – through June 12.

A construction crane will be installing large steel girders  into place on the  Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s downstream span now under construction across the river between Ewing, N.J. and Lower Makefield, PA.  The lifting of girders will take place where I-295 crosses Route 29 on the bridge’s New Jersey side.

To carry out this task, five travel movements at the I-295/Route 29 interchange will need to be detoured during overnight hour  – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) – starting tonight, May 28, and continuing on weeknights until at least June 12.  The girder installation work may be extended to Saturday nights in the event of the work schedule is interrupted by rainouts.

Overnight motorists – and there have been fewer of them in the wake of the continuing coronavirus pandemic – are advised that five travel movements will be detoured as a result of lane and ramp closures needed for the girder-installation work details.  The respective travel movements and corresponding detours are as follows:

  • Route 29 SB (both the bypass and connector lanes) beneath the Scudder Falls Tolls Bridge –  Detour:  Approaching the interchange from Washington Crossing and Lambertville, follow detour signs for Route 29 SB by bearing right onto NJ Route 175/Upper River Road, proceed to a stop sign, make a right onto West Upper Ferry Road/Route 175, and proceed to the traffic light at Route 29.  Make a left turn for Route 29 SB.
  • Route 29SB access ramp to I-295 SB – Detour: Approaching the interchange from Washington Crossing and Lambertville, follow detour signs for I-295 SB by bearing right onto NJ Route 175/Upper River Road, proceed to a stop sign, make a right onto West Upper Ferry Road/Route 175, and proceed to the traffic light at Route 29.  Make a right onto Route 29 NB, proceed into the left lane for entry into the roundabout and take the first ramp for entry onto I-295 SB.
  • Connector ramp for Route 29 NB off I-295 EB/SB exit ramp for Route 29 (first exit in New Jersey after crossing the bridge from Pennsylvania) –Detour: After exiting I-295 EB/SB, follow detour signs for Route 29 NB by proceeding through the roundabout onto Route 29 SB, bear left for the traffic-signal-controlled left turn onto West Upper Ferry Road/NJ Route 175, proceed to the next left turn onto Upper River Road/NJ Route 175, and follow that for a merge onto Route 29 NB toward Washington Crossing, Lambertville, and other points north.
  • I-295 NB exit ramp to Route 29 SB (last exit in New Jersey before crossing the toll bridge into Pennsylvania) —Detour:  After exiting I-295 NB follow detour signs for Route 29 SB by proceeding onto Route 29 NB and taking the first left turn for Scudder Falls Recreation Area and Route 175 SB (Bernhard Drive), quickly make a second left onto Route 175/Upper River Road, proceed to a stop sign, make a right onto West Upper Ferry Road/Route 175, proceed to the traffic light at Route 29, and make a left at the green sign for entry onto Route 29 SB.
  • Route 29NB connector lane beneath the bridge for access to entry ramp for I-295 WB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-bound)– Detour:  Follow detour signs for I-295 WB by taking ramp off roundabout for travel onto I-295 SB, proceed to the next exit (County Route 579/Bear Tavern Road – Exit 75), make left at top of ramp (traffic-signal-controlled), cross over I-295, bear right onto entry ramp for I-295 NB, and proceed toward Scudder Falls Toll Bridge where I-295 NB becomes I-295 WB on the Pennsylvania side.
May
27
Active Alert
May 27, 2020

12-Day Detour of NJ-Bound Traffic to Start Monday, June 1, At New Hope-Lambertville Free Bridge

A 12-day-long detour of the NJ-bound traffic at the New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge remains on schedule to begin approximately 7 a.m. Monday, June 1.

The bridge’s pedestrian walkway and PA-bound vehicular-travel lane will remain open while works takes place.  The New Jersey-bound travel lane, however, will be blocked at the intersection of Bridge Street/PA Route 179 and Main Street/PA Route 32 in New Hope.

Affected motorists are advised to follow posted detours to the nearby New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge’s non-toll northbound lane for travel into New Jersey.

NJ-bound lane closure and corresponding temporary pedestrian-safety barriers will remain in place around-the-clock until the evening of June 12, weather permitting.

May
26
Active Alert
May 26, 2020

Cash Toll Collections in Effect at Seven Barrier Toll Plazas

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission restored cash toll collections at its seven barrier toll plazas 11 p.m. May 13.  Non-E-ZPass tollpayers must stop to pay tolls at lanes marked CASH until further notice.  As a COVID-19 containment measure, the Commission operated with toll-by-mail service from 10 p.m. March 24 to 11 p.m. May 13.  Click here for more info.

May
26
Active Alert
May 26, 2020

Lumberville-Raven Rock Pedestrian Bridge's NJ Side Reopened; Connection to D&R Canal Towpath

The Lumberville-Raven Rock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge fully reopened to public use 8 a.m. Monday, May 26.  The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry removed its barrier at bridge’s New Jersey portal, providing a restricted connection to/from the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park towpath.  (Note:  The canal park on the New Jersey side has limited parking accessible from/to NJ Route 29.)  The Bull’s Island State Recreation Area remains closed until further notice, as per guberatorial orders of April 12 and May 2.  The bridge’s NJ access had been obstructed since the April 12 order.

Mar
06
Active Alert
March 6, 2020

NJ Route 29 SB Bypass Lane Diversion

The NJ Route 29 SB bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge is closed with affected traffic diverted through the I-295/Route 29 interchange's adjacent roundabouts and southbound service. This pattern is expected to remain in effect until late August 2021.

(CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)

 

Nov
18
Active Alert
November 18, 2019

Frequency-Based 40% Commuter Discount Available at New Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge

Did you know the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission's 40-percent E-ZPass commuter discount program extends to the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge?  Did you know that the frequency-based discount can effectively reduce the bridge's base Class 1 vehicle E-ZPass toll from $1.25 to 75 cents?

To be eligible, a motorist needs an E-ZPass transponder/account issued/administered by the Commission's toll processor -- the regional New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center.

The discount can then be applied as a retroactive credit on a future E-ZPass statement after 16 or more tolled trips are made across the bridge or any other Commission toll bridge during a respective calendar month.

The discount is tag specific, meaning the customer's transponder must be in the vehicle and in working order when a toll transaction is recorded.  Class 1 passenger vehicles only -- cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and other vehicles that have two axles and are less than eight-feet high.

To apply online for an E-ZPass account with the Commission's toll processor, please go to www.ezpassnj.com.  Or  dial 1-888-AUTO-TOLL (1-888-288-6865) during business hours Monday through Friday.