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Crews will begin paving the concrete road deck on the Scudder Fall Bridge next week.

The bridge which links NJ and PA on the I-295 highway is starting it's next stage of construction on Tuesday at 2am. How this will effect PA-bound commuters, is that the road will be reduced down to one lane and more changes to traffic patterns could occur during construction.

Traffic backups are predicted.

According to nj.com, "The process will involve 13 separate 10-hour pouring periods spread over at least four weeks, according to the commission."

The bridge is set to open this summer if all 20 million pounds of concrete are poured and paved on schedule.

 

What this all means to me, as a everyday commuter on this road, is that - traffic is about to get bad and when it's all done, you'll have to come out of your pocket, because guess what?! Their adding a toll.

Not too happy about that. E-Z Pass rates will start at $.75 and could cost up too $33.25 for trucks. Check out all the rates here.

I don't know about you, but it looks like I'll be switching my trip from work to home, to Route 1 South starting next Tuesday.

The next stage of construction following the PA-bound phase is the NJ-bound road and it's predicted to be open to by 2021 and set to be completed in full later that year.