LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The Pennsylvania-oriented open house the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3, will feature seven viewing stations consisting of 17 individual display boards.
The session will enable members of 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 open house is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3, at the William Penn Middle School, 1524 Derbyshire Road, Yardley, PA.
The seven viewing stations at the event will be as follows:
- Project schedule/construction contracts
- I-95/Taylorsville Road Interchange redesign
- Scudder Falls Replacement Bridge renderings
- I-95/NJ Route 29 Interchange redesign
- Construction staging
- Environmental mitigation
- Noise attenuation
A member of the project design/engineering team will be stationed at each station to provide explanations and answer questions. A video about the project also will be available for continuous viewing during the open house.
The event is the first in a series of outreach activities the Commission plans to conduct in coming months to reacquaint the public with this important regional transportation project. Future outreach sessions also will enable the Commission to provide updated information 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.