LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Bucks County motorists should anticipate severe traffic congestion and travel delays on I-295 eastbound approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge during the morning peak commuting period – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – on Friday, June 4 – weather permitting.

New Jersey-bound travel at the bridge is scheduled to be restricted to a single travel lane both days so construction crews can pour concrete onto the deck of the adjoining bridge span now nearing completion at the Delaware River.

Two-mile-long backups with corresponding travel delays of 30 minutes or more are possible on I-295 eastbound approaching the bridge from Bucks County, PA.  (PA-bound travel from New Jersey at the bridge is not expected to be affected.)

The Commission is warning Bucks County motorists headed to New Jersey employment centers or the Trenton-Mercer Airport to consider various trip-planning options while NJ-bound travel is restricted to a single lane:

  • Allow more time to reach destinations
  • Work from home
  • Postpone travel to another date or time
  • Use an alternate route like the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge.

Concrete deck pours at the new bridge span are expected to continue on select dates through June.  The pours are weather sensitive and must be conducted in a designed sequence determined by the bridge’s corresponding steel structural supports.  The concrete pours begin during overnight hours and continue through the morning peak commuting periods.

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

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

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