LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The towpath for the Delaware Canal on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Bridge is scheduled to be closed during daytime hours on weekdays beginning, Friday, Dec. 15, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The scheduled closures are needed for work associated with the widening of the current approach bridge structure that carries I-95 across the Delaware Canal and its towpath.  The work will involve both staged demolition and construction activities.

The affected towpath section is schedule to be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, Dec. 15
  • Monday Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec. 22
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Dec. 29.

The aforementioned closure periods are subject to change due to weather and other considerations.  Pedestrians and bicyclists are urged to exercise caution when traveling along the canal near or through work areas for the duration of the 4-1/2-year-long bridge replacement project.

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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