Thursday, March 20, 2008

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Authority Closes Bridge To Bicycles and Pedestrians

The Montague Milford Bridge which carries Route 206 between Sussex County NJ and Pike County PA is undergoing construction and the DRJTBC promptly closed the pedestrian walkway while keeping the car travel lanes open.

This has not gone unnoticed by the locals. The Pike County Planning Commission requested that the walkway remain open during construction. DRJTBC quickly and emphatically said no.

Which I think explains the reluctance of adding a walkway to the Scudder Falls Bridge. This in despite of extensive public support and the fact that the current design would cost about 7% of the entire project, far below the FHWA's recommendation of a 20% cap.