EWING, NJ – The barricaded portion of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge will be reopened to the public on Friday afternoon, Sept. 1, just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The affected towpath segment has been closed since August 23.  The closure was implemented for public safety reasons so the work crews could performed a series of tasks using cranes and other heavy equipment in close proximity to the towpath.

The towpath is expected to reopen 5 p.m. Friday, enabling public use during the Labor Day holiday weekend.  The towpath will remain open after the busy recreational weekend as additional project-related closure periods are not anticipated during the next several weeks.


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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