LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Motorists traveling I-95 in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge might encounter intermittent traffic stoppages and slowdowns during overnight hours late Wednesday and early Thursday, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

A series of 15-minute-long closures of I-95 in both directions will be needed during the overnight period so utility workers can remove a series of electrical wires that cross the highway near the Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 51) on the Pennsylvania side of Scudder Falls Bridge. The electrical lines are being rerouted to underground conduits as an advance preparation measure for the upcoming Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.

Restricted travel periods of up to 15 minutes are expected to be employed at various intervals along I-95 from 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, to 3 a.m. Thursday, May 11. The electrical line work is limited to overnight hours because that is when traffic is lightest.

The scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists are urged to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through active work zones.

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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