LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Pennsylvania-bound I-295 NB/WB will be restricted to a single lane in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge during overnight hours on Friday, Dec. 7, and throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 8, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The travel restriction is needed to allow for emergency drainage work along I-295 WB between the approach bridge across the Delaware Canal and the approach bridge Taylorsville Road.

Although the single-lane pattern will be in place along I-295 NB/WB (old I-95 SB) during off-peak hours, motorists might encounter traffic backups and travel delays during daytime hours on Saturday.  For this reason, the Commission is urging motorists to allow extra time to reach their destinations if they are planning to use the Scudder Falls Bridge for travel from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Details are as follows:

  • I-295 NB/WB approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania – single-lane travel (one of two lanes closed) 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, to approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 — possible backups and delays during daytime hours on Saturday, Dec. 8.

I-295 EB/SB will remain fully open with two lanes in the New Jersey-bound direction across the Scudder Falls Bridge.

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization considerations.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

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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