River Road to Close for Maintenance
Contact: Bill Tagye, 570 828-2001
River Road to Close for Annual Road Maintenance
BUSHKILL, PA: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaSuperintendent John J. Donahue announced today that River Road in Middle Smithfield Township will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.on June 18ththrough 20thfor annual road maintenance. It will re-open each afternoon at4:00. Work will consist of pavement patching, hazardous tree removal, and shoulder mowing and will begin at the south end of the road near Hialeah Picnic Area and progress northward toward Park Headquarters as it is completed. Smithfield Beach will not be accessible by vehicle until after4:00 p.m.on June 18,but it will be open onJune 19 and 20while maintenance work continues farther north along the roadway. Access to the McDade Trail from trailheads along River Road will be limited while work is completed. Hikers and cyclists may access the trail at Hialeah Picnic Area or Park Headquarters during this time. “Doing this type of preventative maintenance makes the road safer for everyone that uses it and safety is a top priority for the National Park Service,” stated Superintendent Donahue.
Did You Know?
... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...