EWING, NJ – Beginning Monday, October 2, pedestrians and bicyclists may encounter brief stoppages along the portion of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath that passes through the construction zone on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Periodic stoppages of towpath users are needed to ensure public safety during the execution of various construction activities related to the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.

The stoppages are to be implemented on as-needed basis by flaggers posted along the towpath to shield the public from potentially hazardous construction activities, such overhead crane movements, nearby excavation activities, or other heavy equipment operations.

The safety contingency is expected to be limited to weekday daytime work hours for approximately the next two months.  Project-related work is not currently taking place close to the canal towpath on evenings and weekends.

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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