YARLDEY, PA – The December 3 open house on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project drew the attendance of 240 area residents, I-95 motorists, and other interested parties, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The Pennsylvania-oriented public information session enabled the public to reacquaint themselves with the project and fill out a brief survey for purposes of identifying what treatment option should be employed on the side of noise-abatement walls that will face residential properties along the I-95 corridor in Lower Makefield Township, Pa. (Noise attenuation measures had been sought by Lower Makefield officials and residents during the early stages of project planning.)
The event was held at the William Penn Middle School in Yardley, Pa. It featured seven viewing stations consisting of 17 individual display boards showing the current status of final design work and the latest project schedule. There also were sign-in and comment tables, a large map of the 4.4-mile project area, and a video viewing area.
The various materials that were displayed at the open house are now available for viewing via the home page of the Commission’s public website – www.drjtbc.org. There are links to PDF files of the event’s individual display boards and a link to the introductory project video, which may be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-yGEU55B-M. The open house materials also will be added to the project’s website – www.scudderfallsbridge.com — later this week.
The open house was the first in a series of outreach activities the Commission plans to conduct in coming months for this important regional transportation project. Future outreach sessions will further enable the Commission to provide updated information on the final design progress, the project schedule, and/or gather public comments on various issues.
The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project involves a heavily commuted 4.4-mile portion of the I-95 corridor extending from the Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road exit in Bucks County, Pa. and the Bear Tavern Road/Route 579 exit in Mercer County, N.J. The congestion-prone highway segment is a choke point for job-commuter traffic between Bucks County, Pa. and Central Jersey.
More information about the project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com. A toll-free information/comment line for the project may be accessed at 800-879-0849.
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 seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. 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 about 138.2 million cars and trucks in 2014. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.