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Author Topic: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)  (Read 50013 times)

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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #175 on: September 30, 2021, 11:16:29 AM »

Are these all DRJTBC installs? I like the look of the Rt 29 signs all around. Nice proper black on white No Trucks Over 13 Tons banner, and an even more proper black on yellow "Last Exit Before Toll" banner too.

I believe so. Here's the old signs for comparison... the one thing I wish they had done was replace the "Welcome to New Jersey" and pull-through signs going northbound (well, southbound now).

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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #176 on: September 30, 2021, 11:27:58 AM »

The Welcome to NJ sign is an NJDOT thing, not DRJTBC, so if that was a commission install, I'm not surprised they didn't put a new one up. Here's to hoping NJDOT puts a new one up once it's back on their jurisdiction. I love the postcard format of the sign and it's very fitting for this state.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #177 on: September 30, 2021, 11:54:26 AM »

As I figured, Exit 76 for Route29 is the highest exit number for interstates in NJ. I-80 goes to Exit 68. I-78! Goes to Exit 58. I-95;is Exit 73. So I-295 has the highest interstate exit number now.
Don't forget I-76, Exit 354 . . .

All kidding aside, there is actually an Exit 74 on I-95 SB as it leaves the GW Bridge.  Coming off the Upper Level, it goes to the Palisades Parkway.

Does not change your conclusion . . .
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #178 on: September 30, 2021, 11:59:23 AM »

The Welcome to NJ sign is an NJDOT thing, not DRJTBC, so if that was a commission install, I'm not surprised they didn't put a new one up. Here's to hoping NJDOT puts a new one up once it's back on their jurisdiction. I love the postcard format of the sign and it's very fitting for this state.

Yeah, I know. Its why you don't see one until Exit 2 on I-295 northbound (before then is DRBA jurisdiction).
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #179 on: September 30, 2021, 10:40:36 PM »

I'm surprised to see such nice signs come from DRJTBC, but I'm not complaining :) Kudos to their sign engineer.

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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #180 on: October 03, 2021, 02:24:08 AM »

I'm surprised to see such nice signs come from DRJTBC, but I'm not complaining :) Kudos to their sign engineer.

One goof I noticed… on the PA side, new signs directing traffic to PA 532 use NJ 532 shields instead.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #181 on: October 03, 2021, 11:13:48 AM »

The Welcome to NJ sign is an NJDOT thing, not DRJTBC, so if that was a commission install, I'm not surprised they didn't put a new one up. Here's to hoping NJDOT puts a new one up once it's back on their jurisdiction. I love the postcard format of the sign and it's very fitting for this state.

Yeah, I know. Its why you don't see one until Exit 2 on I-295 northbound (before then is DRBA jurisdiction).

Just to throw in a counterexample: I-78 has the NJDOT-spec welcome sign immediately after the I-78 Toll Bridge, yet (if I’m not mistaken) the DRJTBC jurisdiction extends all the way to exit 3?
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #182 on: October 03, 2021, 01:20:38 PM »

In many cases NJDOT installs signs in DRJTBC jurisdiction. You'll see their mile markers and municipal boundary signs for example. Prior to the Scudder Falls Bridge reconstruction, one of the advance signs for NJ exits going north were provided by NJDOT even on the PA side of the bridge.

https://goo.gl/maps/xgVrpsLk5LquMmaF9

The Exit 1 sign is PennDOT and the Exit 2 sign is NJDOT.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #183 on: November 09, 2021, 09:07:09 PM »

https://www.drjtbc.org/2021/11/severe-traffic-warning-37-hour-long-single-lane-restriction-scheduled-to-begin-tonight-on-i-295-north-in-nj-and-scudder-falls-toll-bridge-pennsylvania-bound/

NOVEMBER 9, 2021 / NEWS RELEASE
SEVERE TRAFFIC WARNING: 37-Hour-Long Single-Lane Restriction Scheduled to Begin Tonight On I-295 North in NJ and Scudder Falls Toll Bridge Pennsylvania-Bound
Commuters Traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania Should Expect Severe Backups, Delays during Wednesday Evening Peak Hours
EWING, N.J. – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is warning evening peak commuters to anticipate severe backups and delays approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge on I-295 northbound from the New Jersey side for travel into Pennsylvania 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 10.

I-295 NB (PA-bound) will be reduced to a single lane (one travel lane instead of three lanes) for a roughly 37-hour-long uninterrupted “high-intensity construction cycle” (HICC) starting 7 p.m. TODAY and continuing until approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

The single-lane travel pattern will begin a short distance after the CR-579/Bear Tavern Road interchange (Exit 75) in Ewing and continue across the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s upstream span into Pennsylvania, ending in the vicinity of the Dolington Road overpass in Lower Makefield, PA.

While the single-lane pattern may cause some delays and backups at any time, the most severe congestion is expected to occur during Wednesday evening’s peak commuting times — 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. During these times, traffic queuing of a two miles or more is likely with corresponding travel delays of an hour or more.

Due to these possible conditions, the Commission is urging affected Pennsylvania-bound commuters on I-295 NB in Mercer County to postpone their travel or use the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge as a travel alternative during Wednesday evening’s peak driving period.

The rare around-the-clock single-lane travel pattern is needed so work crews can apply the final asphalt surface to the left and center lanes of I-295 northbound on the bridge’s New Jersey side and I-295 westbound on the bride’s Pennsylvania side.  Diamond grinding of the upstream bridge’s polyester-polymer concrete surface also will take place during the continuous closure period.

The work is among a series of intensified construction activities now taking place so the 4-1/2-year-long Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project can reach substantial completion in the middle of next month.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #184 on: November 09, 2021, 09:29:57 PM »

https://www.drjtbc.org/2021/11/severe-traffic-warning-37-hour-long-single-lane-restriction-scheduled-to-begin-tonight-on-i-295-north-in-nj-and-scudder-falls-toll-bridge-pennsylvania-bound/

NOVEMBER 9, 2021 / NEWS RELEASE
SEVERE TRAFFIC WARNING: 37-Hour-Long Single-Lane Restriction Scheduled to Begin Tonight On I-295 North in NJ and Scudder Falls Toll Bridge Pennsylvania-Bound
Commuters Traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania Should Expect Severe Backups, Delays during Wednesday Evening Peak Hours
EWING, N.J. – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is warning evening peak commuters to anticipate severe backups and delays approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge on I-295 northbound from the New Jersey side for travel into Pennsylvania 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 10.

I-295 NB (PA-bound) will be reduced to a single lane (one travel lane instead of three lanes) for a roughly 37-hour-long uninterrupted “high-intensity construction cycle” (HICC) starting 7 p.m. TODAY and continuing until approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

The single-lane travel pattern will begin a short distance after the CR-579/Bear Tavern Road interchange (Exit 75) in Ewing and continue across the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s upstream span into Pennsylvania, ending in the vicinity of the Dolington Road overpass in Lower Makefield, PA.

While the single-lane pattern may cause some delays and backups at any time, the most severe congestion is expected to occur during Wednesday evening’s peak commuting times — 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. During these times, traffic queuing of a two miles or more is likely with corresponding travel delays of an hour or more.

Due to these possible conditions, the Commission is urging affected Pennsylvania-bound commuters on I-295 NB in Mercer County to postpone their travel or use the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge as a travel alternative during Wednesday evening’s peak driving period.

The rare around-the-clock single-lane travel pattern is needed so work crews can apply the final asphalt surface to the left and center lanes of I-295 northbound on the bridge’s New Jersey side and I-295 westbound on the bride’s Pennsylvania side.  Diamond grinding of the upstream bridge’s polyester-polymer concrete surface also will take place during the continuous closure period.

The work is among a series of intensified construction activities now taking place so the 4-1/2-year-long Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project can reach substantial completion in the middle of next month.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

Wow...what starving journalist did they hire for their PR department?

Besides...2pm to 8pm the next day is 38 hours, not 37.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #185 on: November 10, 2021, 12:22:07 AM »

Why are they doing this midweek instead of the usual weekend HICC?

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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #186 on: November 10, 2021, 08:16:06 AM »

Wow...what starving journalist did they hire for their PR department?

Besides...2pm to 8pm the next day is 38 hours, not 37.

It's probably Bob Barker ("Once we close a lane, it can't be reopened for another 37 hours. Now if the sign appears in the dark pavement strip between the front and back of the barrier truck, you win.")
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #187 on: November 10, 2021, 08:42:22 AM »

Wow...what starving journalist did they hire for their PR department?

Besides...2pm to 8pm the next day is 38 hours, not 37.

It's probably Bob Barker ("Once we close a lane, it can't be reopened for another 37 hours. Now if the sign appears in the dark pavement strip between the front and back of the barrier truck, you win.")

That Safecracker game was a fairly tough game to win!
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #188 on: November 10, 2021, 10:43:50 AM »

Why are they doing this midweek instead of the usual weekend HICC?

Maybe because it is warm this week and they want this completed desperately.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #189 on: November 10, 2021, 01:22:27 PM »

Why are they doing this midweek instead of the usual weekend HICC?

That is probably the main reason, though I wonder why they didn't wait until Veterans Day, when government offices are closed.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #190 on: November 10, 2021, 03:47:44 PM »

Why are they doing this midweek instead of the usual weekend HICC?

That is probably the main reason, though I wonder why they didn't wait until Veterans Day, when government offices are closed.
Supposed to rain Friday, maybe they were trying to wrap up well ahead of it.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #191 on: January 06, 2022, 09:54:01 AM »

Went over the bridge early this morning. Mostly done now, including a new “south 295/Princeton” pull thru and welcome to nj sign.
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #192 on: January 18, 2022, 11:46:12 PM »

Another interesting anomaly… heading into PA from NJ, the speed limit drop from 65 to 55 is now mid span, at the state line…
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Re: I-95 Delaware River Scudder Falls bridge replacement (toll?)
« Reply #193 on: January 19, 2022, 08:20:49 AM »

Another interesting anomaly… heading into PA from NJ, the speed limit drop from 65 to 55 is now mid span, at the state line…

Nice. Come on PA....you can do it...even if it's just for a few miles...
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