LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Work on the installation of noise-abatement walls at warranted locations along the Pennsylvania I-95 approach to the Scudder Falls Bridge is expected to resume next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Noise wall construction activities went on a winter hiatus effective February 9. The suspension of noise wall work was part of the contractor’s schedule.  Overall progress on this advance construction contract remains on track to reach completion in early June.

Work crews are to resume activities on walls being installed along I-95 south between the Quarry Road Overhead Bridge and the Newtown interchange and on walls along I-95 north between the Dolington Road Overhead Bridge and the Taylorsville Road interchange.

Motorist impacts are not anticipated because only shoulder closures will be needed for these work activities, which will consist of surveying (where needed) and noise wall post and panel installations.

A series of noise walls are being constructed along I-95 between the Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 49) and the Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 51 A & B) in advance of the Commission’s Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project. Work on the advance Pennsylvania noise wall contract began in early July 2016. Under the contract, a total of six sections of noise walls with an approximate length of 12,500 feet are to be installed along Pennsylvania’s I-95 approach to the Scudder Falls Bridge.

More information and videos on the bridge replacement project are 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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