Overnight Road/Ramp Closures on NJ Side of Scudder Falls Bridge July 16 & 17
The NJ Route 29 northbound bypass roadway at the I-295/I-95 interchange (Exit 76 /Old Exit 1) is schedule to be closed with a posted detour through the interchange OVERNIGHT 10 p.m. Monday, July 16, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 17
NJ Route 175 and the onramp to I-295 South will be closed with a posted detour OVERNIGHT 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 18; a detour map is available here: http://www.drjtbc.org/wp-content/uploads/Route_175_Detour_Map_121417.jpg
Total Project Area: 4.4 miles along I-95 from Yardley-Newtown Road/Route 332 Interchange (Exit 49) in Pennsylvania to Bear Tavern Road/Route 579 (Exit 2) in New Jersey
Major Project Elements:
- Replace the current congestion-prone, functionally obsolete Scudder Falls Bridge with a dual-span structure carrying six thru-traffic lanes (three in each direction) and three auxiliary lanes (two northbound, one southbound) for traffic merging onto and off the bridge.
- Widen to the inside the bridge’s Pennsylvania I-95 approach, increasing the roadway to three lanes in each direction.
- Reconstruct the entire I-95/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 1) and its associated ramps and structures in Ewing, N.J.
- Reconfigure the I-95/Taylorville Road Interchange (Exit 51) in Lower Makefield, PA.
- Erect noise-abatement walls where warranted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (PA noise walls began in 2016)
- Improve/expand drainage and approach-roadway exit/entry transitions in New Jersey.
- Construct a pedestrian/bicycle walkway on the new bridge’s upstream side, connecting the recreational canal towpaths in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- Install an all-electronic tolling (AET) gantry and related infrastructure for highway-speed toll collection along the new bridge’s southbound lanes through E-ZPass tag readers and high-speed video cameras for license-plate billing.
- Mitigate environmental impacts from construction to protect shortnose sturgeon, red-bellied turtles, Indiana bats, yellow lampmussels, wetlands, and other natural and cultural resources.
Electronic Tolling Start (southbound only): Sometime in 2019.
Estimated Full Project Duration: 4-1/2 years
Project Progress Photos (click on photo below)
Project Progress Archives
Special Notice for Delaware River Boaters
All watercraft seeking to navigate through the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project construction zone are advised to travel between the lines of red and green buoys that outline the river channel through the area.