Scudder Falls Bridge
In 2002, the DRJTBC completed the Southerly Crossings Corridor Study, which recommended certain improvements at the Scudder Falls Bridge and along portions of I-95 to relieve current and future congestion and to improve safety. The study concluded that:
The Scudder Falls Bridge currently carries about 55,000 vehicles per day and operates at the worst level of service (LOS F) during peak rush hours in the morning and afternoon. A level of service F means that it operates under the most extreme conditions of congestion. By 2030, traffic volumes are expected to increase an additional 35% to about 74,000 vehicles per day further increasing congestion.
|Within a half-mile of the Scudder Falls Bridge there are two interchanges that have substandard (by today's standards) geometric features|
In January 2003, the DRJTBC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with PENNDOT and NJDOT to proceed with the environmental studies and preliminary design for the I-95/Scudder Falls Bridge Improvement Project. These organizations agreed to use PENNDOT's Project Development Process to fulfill the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process requirements.