The Commission is in the process of designing a new facility that will serve as the base of maintenance operations for the agency’s southern region, all of which lies in Bucks County, PA, and portions of two New Jersey counties (Mercer and Hunterdon). This new facility is expected to consist of two buildings, adjoining parking spaces, and ancillary service/equipment islands.
In 2019, the Commission purchased four adjoining parcels in Middletown Twp, PA. for this purpose. The combined tract – a former turkey farm with two former residences and several outbuildings (shacks and trailers) – consists of roughly 6 acres. The site is adjacent to a landscaping business, railroad tracks, and PECO electric utility substation. The property is zoned for light industry. It will not be a public facility; the location will be fenced with security cameras. Commission plans access to and from the site at Big Oak Road and Woodbourne Road.
The site is located virtually equidistant to the Commission’s two southernmost toll bridges – the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge and the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge. The Langhorne facility would primarily handle the routine maintenance needs of the dual-span Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge and the Commission’s new administrative office building near the Scudder Falls Bridge in Lower Makefield, PA.
In limited, more-complex instances, the Langhorne location also could provide repair/maintenance services for the Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge and the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge and six smaller, Southern Region toll-supported bridges: Lower Trenton (“Trenton Makes”), Calhoun Street, Washington Crossing, New Hope-Lambertville, Centre Bridge-Stockton, and Lumberville-Raven Rock (pedestrian). [Note: General maintenance for the Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge and the Lower Trenton and Calhoun Street toll-supported Bridges is provided out of the Commission’s Morrisville maintenance facility; general maintenance for the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge and the Washington Crossing, New Hope-Lambertville, Centre Bridge-Stockton, and Lumberville-Raven Rock (pedestrian) bridges is provided out of the Commission’s New Hope maintenance facility.]
All dates, quantities, dimensions on this page are approximate until final design completion.
Duties to be performed:
Most off-site duties are assigned by supervisors in daily assignments to crews of four or five employees.
Winter/snow operations typically require a crew consisting of a variable number of workers with each worker driving a truck. A salting event crew may entail three to six workers; a plowing event crew may entail up to 15 workers depending on an event’s severity. Crews will load trucks with salt, attach plows and proceed to Commission facilities to perform salting/plowing operations. This function typically proceeds for many hours, with return trips to the maintenance facility, until a storm ends.
Recent DRJTBC Southern Region winter operations:
Expected Langhorne Vehicles/Equipment
Vehicles and equipment will be deployed as needed depending on the job assignment, but typically only a few trucks are deployed – depending on the task assignment. Large trucks are used almost exclusively for roadway salting and plowing; these vehicles will not be able to pass beneath the nearby railroad trestle across Woodbourne Road.
Primary 45,000-square-foot, single-story building
Current Status/Schedule for Design/Construction
45,000-square-foot garage/office/employee facilities building (rendering is conceptual; image could change upon completion of final design)
Conceptual site map (rendering is conceptual; image could change upon completion of final design)
3,000-ton Salt Barn (rendering is conceptual; image could change upon completion of final design)
For questions or comments, please contact:
Director of Community Affairs
Director of Community Affairs
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
1199 Woodside Road
Yardley, PA 19067-1334