LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, a limited set of travel restrictions are expected to be utilized for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project during the week of November 18.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB & WB in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns possible during off-peak/overnight hours for construction along I-295 on the NJ side of the Scudder Falls Bridge Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.
  • Woodside Road (west of Taylorsville Road to around Clearview Drive) – Right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.
  • PA Route 32/River Road – Intermittent stoppages and alternating traffic controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.

New Jersey side

  • I-295 NB/WB (old I-95 SB) approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge Pennsylvania-bound – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 19, and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Nov. 20.
  • I-295 EB/SB (New Jersey-bound/old I-95 NB) crossing the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.
  • Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel may be implemented approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Travel Period – Travel restrictions will be suspended in the project area from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, to noon, Monday, Nov. 26.  

Weekend of Nov. 17-18: Lane closures and single-lane alternating traffic patterns controlled by flaggers are possible in the vicinity of the Taylorsville-Woodside roads intersection in Lower Makefield 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

Also, two detours are scheduled on the upstream side of I-295/NJ Rte. 29 interchange (Exit 76) 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; the I-295 NB off-ramp to Rte. 29 NB & SB (DETOUR MAP CAN BE FOUND HERE) and the on-ramp from Rte. 29 NB (DETOUR MAP CAN BE FOUND HERE).  The ramp closures/detours will allow I-295 NB to be shifted into a new alignment on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge.

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, and to 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.

 

About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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