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Local Government – Lower Makefield Township

Scudder Falls Bridge Travel Restrictions for the Upcoming Week



 The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project’s full schedule of travel restrictions for the week of February 2 is as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern – if needed for construction activities – permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 7.
  • I-295 EB approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and continuing across the bridge to NJ where the designation becomes I-295 SB – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 7.
  • Woodside Road east of Taylorsville Road – Intermittent brief-duration traffic stoppages for mobilization and construction activities related to the construction of connector ramp to shared bike-pedestrian walkway on the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s upstream span.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295  Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.

New Jersey side

  • Route 29 NB Bypass – Around-the-clock closure with traffic diversion through I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts to Route 29 NB upstream of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, expected to continue into mid-February. Detour: Follow signs for Route 29 NB through the interchange’s roundabouts and connector ramps amps for reconnection with mainline Route 29 NB and travel toward Washington Crossing, Lambertville and other points north.  (See accompanying map.)
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.
  • Route 29 SB & NB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent FLAGGER-controlled travel 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge –Intermittent alternating single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, to Friday, Feb. 7.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization considerations.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.


Aside from the closure of the NJ Route 29 bypass roadway at the I-295/Route 29 interchange, no project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Feb. 1-2 and 8-9.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for overhead I-295 approach bridge construction through February; open on weekends.  Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Scheduled to be open through February.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at

Local Government – Bensalem Township

Garbage-Yard Waste Pickup Schedule for Independence Day Holiday




Bristol Borough
Being that July 4th 2024 falls on the 1st Thursday of the month, which is the Yard Waste Collection day, J.P. Mascaro & Sons will be collecting yard waste the following Thursday, 7/11/2024.

Bristol Twp
A refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule is in effect for this week, beginning July 4th through July 6th due to the Independence Day holiday. There will be no Refuse, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection on Thursday, July 4th. Service scheduled for Thursday will be delayed to Friday, July 5th. All subsequent trash/recycling/yard waste collection will be delayed by one day. For example, pickup normally scheduled for Friday, July 5th will be delayed to Saturday, July 6th. Regular collection services will resume the following week. Please call 267-812-2950 for additional information or questions.

Whitetail Disposal
Collection will be completed on a one day delay for service.
Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.
For the remainder of our residential customers, your service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Falls Township
If the holiday falls on your regular pickup day, trash will be collected on your next regular service day. Recyclables will be picked up on your scheduled service day the following week.

Langhorne Borough
If a scheduled holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) falls on a regularly scheduled pickup day, pickup will be the following day.

Lower Makefield
Residents have private contractors who set their holiday schedule

Middletown Township
When a holiday falls on a collection day, trash will be collected on the next regular collection day. When a holiday falls on a recycling day, recyclables will be collected the following day.

The holiday collection schedule will be on a one day delay from the day of the holiday. For example, a Monday holiday will be a Tuesday pickup, Tuesday will be Wednesday, Wednesday will be Thursday, Thursday will be Friday, and Friday will be Saturday. All pickup days will be delayed by one day during any holiday week. This includes six holidays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Penndel Borough
Trash and recycling is picked up every Thursday morning. Holiday weeks push trash/recycling pickups to Friday, unless the holiday falls on a Friday.

There will be no bulk or yard waste pickups the week of July 1st through July 5th.  Pickups will resume on Monday, July 8th.

Yardley Borough
Yardley Borough collection days are Wednesday Trash and Recycling – Saturday Trash and Bulk

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Human Interest - Lower Makefield Township

Lower Makefield Seeks Volunteers for Newly Enacted Human Relations Commission




At their meeting earlier this month , the Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors enacted an Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and access to educational institutions. Additionally, the Ordinance establishes the Lower Makefield Township Human Relations Commission.

The Human Relations Commission shall consist of five (5) voting members, who shall serve overlapping terms of three (3) years.

Members are required to be residents of the Township or individuals who work full-time within the Twp

The Commission shall also have one (1) nonvoting student member, who shall be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old, shall be a resident of the Township, and actively attending an accredited high school program and shall be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in such high school program. The student member shall serve for a term of one (1) year. Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to the Human Relations Commissions should submit a letter of interest and resume to

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Lower Makefield Township

Attempted Identify Thieves Stopped by Lower Makefield Bank Mgr



A duo from the New York City area were arrested and charged last week accused of attempting to commit identity theft and other related offenses on April 1 at a Lower Makefield bank.

According to Lower Makefield Police, around 1:30 p.m. Maolong Li, 54 of Flushing and Tammy Saikun Lee, 31 of Brooklyn, walked into to the Citizens Bank, 700 block, Stony Hill Road, attempting to commit fraud, the bank manager told police.

The investigation revealed the male was attempting to access others’ business accounts using a fake ID. The female was working as a translator with a fake state ID as well.

Lee told police, for some unknown reason, they might find crystal meth in the vehicle they were operating. Police seized the vehicle and requested a search warrant.

They were charged with identity theft, forgery, access device fraud and conspiracy. They were arraigned by Judge Daniel  Baranowski. Lee was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility (BCCF) in lieu of 10%/$75,000 bail and posted it on April 2. Li was sent to BCCF in lieu of 10%/$150,000 bail where he remains. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 9.






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