LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today reaffirmed that eligible Lower Makefield residents have until December 31 to submit completed surveys about what design option should be used on the residential side of the Pennsylvania noise wall corridor for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.

The Pennsylvania Noise Wall Survey Form (attached) was a key focus of a project open house the Commission hosted earlier this month at a Yardley school auditorium.  The form asks residents living along I-95 in Lower Makefield to choose from three architectural treatment options — ashlar stone, fractured rock – and three color options – tan, brown, grey.  (No color choice applies if a respondent’s preference is brick.)

The project team intends to use the survey’s results for determining what the residential side of the noise-abatement walls along I-95 will look like.  Tree clearing activities for the noise abatement walls is scheduled to begin in early January 2016.  Noise wall construction will begin after the clearing is completed in the spring.

Completed PA Noise Wall Survey Forms may be mailed to ACT Engineers, Inc., 1 Washington Blvd., Suite 3, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691; or email to clbeske@actengineers.com.

The forms may be downloaded from the Commission’s website’s homepage at: www.drjtbc.org.

More information on the project – including the display boards from the recent open house in Yardley – may be viewed or downloaded from the Commission’s website or the project specific website www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

A video about the project is available for viewing on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyGEU55BM.

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.

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.

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