EWING, NJ –The last of two winter-holiday lane-closure moratoriums for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is scheduled to expire at noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of Dec. 30 is as follows:

New Jersey side

  • I-295 NB/WB (old I-95 SB) approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge Pennsylvania-bound– Intermittent single-lane travel patterns noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2; and 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Wednesday, Jan. 2 to Friday, Jan. 4.
  • I-295 EB/SB (old I-95 NB) crossing the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns noon to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Wednesday, Jan. 2; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4.
  • Route 29 NB bypass – Overnight closure with detour through the interchange and roundabout 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Wednesday, Jan. 2, and Thursday, Jan. 3; AND 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.
  • Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel may be implemented approximately noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB & WB in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge –Intermittent off-peak single-lane ravel patterns possible for construction along I-295 on the NJ side of the Scudder Falls Bridge noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 4.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 –Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4.
  • Woodside Road – Right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4.
  • PA Route 32/River Road –Intermittent stoppages and alternating traffic controlled by flaggers noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 and Friday, Jan. 4.

Weekends:Project-related lane closures are scheduled to be suspended 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, to noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019; aside from any carryover of overnight lane closures on Friday, Jan.4, no project-related travel restrictions are scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 5-6.

Canal Towpaths:  Weekday daytime closures of the Delaware Canal towpath on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Bridge will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2, and continue through Wednesday, Jan. 23.  The canal towpath is expected to remain open for public use on weekends.

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materialsmobilization 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 seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. 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 143.8 million cars and trucks in 2017. 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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