LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – A daytime-hours closure of PA Route 32/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is now scheduled to take place 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, October 12, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The road closure/detour originally was announced to take place Thursday, Oct. 8, but had to be rescheduled due a construction equipment issue.

The travel restriction will enable project work crews to safely position heavy equipment for moving pier-cap forms from a new land-based bridge support pier to another pier under construction near the river’s edge.  Note:  The work is weather-sensitive, so it will be rescheduled again if there is heavy precipitation.

Affected traffic will be diverted around the closed section of roadway via nearby Main Street/Taylorsville Road from East Afton Avenue to the south and Woodside Road to the north. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP) The travel restriction will not impact traffic on I-295 or the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge.  Local access from the Route 32/Delaware Avenue intersection with Route 332/East Afton Avenue in Yardley will be accommodated.

The full schedule of possible project-related travel restrictions for the week of October 11 is as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Friday, Oct. 16. Also: Closure with detour via nearby Main Street/Taylorsville Road accessible from Woodside Road in Lower Makefield and Route 332/East Afton Avenue in Yardley (Route 32 is signed Delaware Avenue in Yardley) 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.  Tuesday, Oct. 13, is currently listed as the rain date. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)
  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16. Note: It may be necessary to extend the lane-closure hours through peak-travel-period hours to complete a project work detail on the current bridge.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (NJ-bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16. Note: It may be necessary to extend the lane-closure hours through peak-travel-period hours to complete a project work detail on the current bridge.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, to Friday, Oct. 16.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel Monday, Oct. 12, to Friday, Oct. 16.
  • Woodside Road/Taylorsville Road Intersection – Intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, to Friday, Oct. 16.

New Jersey side

  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Continuing 24/7 closure with traffic shifted through the adjoining I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts for travel toward Trenton or onto I-295. ALSO, periodic traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers may be necessary in the detour area Monday through Friday.
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed upstream span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16. Note: It may be necessary to extend the lane-closure hours through peak-travel-period hours to complete a project work detail on the current bridge.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16. Note: It may be necessary to extend the lane-closure hours through peak-travel-period hours to complete a project work detail on the current bridge.
  • I-295 SB Entry Ramp from NJ Route 175/River Road – 24/7 closure continuing through spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB
  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Daytime closure with thru-traffic detoured in both directions to nearby Route 29 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, to Friday, Oct. 16.

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.

Weekends

No project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Oct.10-11 and 17-18 — except for the long-term NJ Route 29 SB bypass lane diversion and detour indicated above.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Sporadic daytime closure/stoppages possible 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for project-related construction activities through October; open on weekends.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Daily closure/stoppages possible 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays now through October.  These restrictions – when implemented – will allow for construction of a connecting path and access ramp to the shared-use bike-ped facility that is expected to open on the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge in late summer/early fall 2021.  Canal path open on weekends.

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