NJ-bound motorists using the Scudder Falls (I-295) Bridge should expect backups and delays during the peak morning commuting period — 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Tuesday, June 8, to Friday, June 11.
Because of the high vehicular volumes during the peak morning commuting hours, two-mile-long backups and travel delays in excess of 30 minutes are likely on I-295 eastbound from the PA Route 332/Newtown-Yardley Road interchange (Exit 8) to the Scudder Falls Bridge.
Weather permitting, the bridge is scheduled to have only a single lane operational during the following time periods
- 11 p.m. Monday, June 7, to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 8;
- 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 9;
- 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 10;
- 11 p.m. Thursday, June 10, to 5 p.m. Friday, June 11.
Bucks County, PA. residents heading to New Jersey employment locales or the Trenton-Mercer Airport are advised to consider the following options if they plan on using the bridge during the aforementioned mornings:
- Use earlier departures
- Allow more time to reach destinations
- Work from home
- Postpone travel
- Use an alternate route like the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge
The single-lane travel configurations, when implemented, will allow for placement of concrete onto the second parallel span at the Scudder Falls location.
NOTE — The concrete pours and single-lane restrictions are weather sensitive and can be cancelled at short notice.
Single-lane patterns are likely to be a frequent occurrence in the NJ-bound direction at the bridge on Tuesdays to Fridays for the remainder of June as concrete pours onto the deck of the bridge’s parallel downstream span take place during overnight and morning hours. The pours are being conducted in a designed sequence determined by the bridge’s corresponding steel structural supports. The bridge is expected to open partially to traffic in late summer/early fall.