LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The planned daytime closure and detour of the Woodside Road segment between PA Route 32/River Road and Taylorsville Road has been rescheduled to begin on or about Monday, March 29, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The closure/detour was originally announced to begin this week.
When the rescheduled travel restriction does begin, it is expected to be in effect 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays for up to four weeks. The travel restriction is currently projected to end in mid-April.
Detours for travel between PA Route 32/River Road and Taylorsville Road would be at PA Route 332/East Afton Avenue to the south and Mount Eyre Road to the north. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP) The public will still be able to access the Commission-owned park-and-ride lot at the corner of Woodside and Taylorsville roads, as well as the nearby 1799 House trailhead and the Delaware Canal towpath. Note: Towpath access may be restricted in the area of I-295 on some weekdays.
The near-daily road closures will allow Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project work crews to establish a wetlands mitigation area on the property at southwest corner of Woodside and River roads. The parcel had been used as a construction staging area for the bridge project over the past four years.
The Commission intends to maintain the wetlands site in perpetuity once the conversion work is completed.