LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The segment of PA Route 32/River Road that crosses beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is scheduled to be closed and detoured on weekdays for up to four weeks starting Monday, Dec. 7.

The weekday closures will allow for delivery and installation of steel girders atop the supporting piers that have been completed or are nearing completion on the new bridge’s Pennsylvania side.  (Similar work on the New Jersey side of the river was completed earlier this year.)

To facilitate the delivery and erection of steel bridge beams, PA Route 32/River Road is scheduled to be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holiday periods) for four weeks – from Dec. 7 to Jan. 4.

Posted detours will be implemented to direct impacted motorists around the closed section of PA Route 32/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge.  Note:  The closure will not affect traffic on I-295 or the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge.

Detours around the work area will be via nearby Main Street/Taylorsville Road, beginning at East Afton Ave. (Route 332)/Delaware Ave.(Route 32) in Yardley and Woodside Road/River Road (Route 32) in Lower Makefield. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergencies, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, 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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