Motorists using the Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge could encounter slight travel delays during off-peak weekday travel periods beginning the week of October 17.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced that on or about Wednesday, October 19, northbound traffic on the bridge will be restricted to single-lane travel configurations 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This restriction is to be repeated on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, for roughly a week and a half. Thereafter, southbound traffic on the bridge will be restricted to single-lane travel configurations 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for roughly another week and a half.
The various travel restrictions are needed to allow work crews to prepare the current bridge’s underside for the upcoming Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project, currently projected to get underway in the first half of 2017. The timing of the lane closures was selected in an effort to mitigate impacts during the morning rush hour in the northbound direction and the evening rush hour in the southbound direction.
Only minor travel impacts are expected to arise during the aforementioned restricted-travel periods. Barring any unforeseen issues, the bridge should return to normal operations in early November, with two travel lanes in each direction on a round-the-clock basis.
The listed travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through a designated work zone.