Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project
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A project to alleviate traffic congestion and upgrade safety and operational conditions on the Scudder Falls Bridge and adjoining highway segments. The first span of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is expected to open on or about July 10, 2019.
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Jun
21
Travel Advisory for Week of June 23 - More Overnight Ramp Closures/Detours on NJ Side of Bridge
 
Jun
20
I-295 NB Off-Ramp to NJ Route 29 NB (Exit 76) to Close Overnights Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21
 
Jun
20
Overnight Closures/Detours of I-295 NB Off-Ramp to CR-579/Bear Tavern Road (Exit 75) Thursday, June 20, & Friday, June 21
 
Jun
15
Travel Advisory for Week of June 16
 
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Overnight detour for NJ Rte. 29 NB via NJ Rte. 175 -- West Upper Ferry Road and River Road

The Route 29 NB bypass roadway of the I-295/Route 29 interchange will be closed during overnight hours the week of June 23.  When closed, Route 29 northbound motorists are advised to make a right at the Route 29/West Upper Ferry Road intersection (Route 175/CR-634) -- traffic light immediately before the I-295/Route 29 interchange.  Continue on West Upper Ferry Road to the intersection with Route 175/River Road.  Turn left onto Route 175/River Road and proceed north to the junction with Route 29 northbound toward Washington Crossing and Lambertville.  The closure and posted detour will be in effect: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, June 24, to Thursday, June 27; 10 p.m. Friday, June 28, to 7 a.m. Saturday, June 29; and 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29, to 8 a.m. Sunday, June 30.  (Note:  Red-lined ramps on map do not reflect current interchange configuration.) 

 


I-295 NB On-Ramp from CR-579 SB/Bear Tavern Road Overnight Closure with Posted Detour Monday, June 24, through Saturday, June 29

The I-295 NB on ramp from CR-579 SB/Bear Tavern Road will be closed for overnight drainage-installation work as follows:  10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 27; 10 p.m. Friday, June 284, to 7 a.m. Saturday, June 29; and 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29, to 8 a.m. Sunday, June 30  A posted detour will be in effect directing affected motorists to follow I-295 SB to the Scotch Road interchange (Exit 73-A), where they can use the loop ramps to cross I-295 and proceed onto I-295 NB toward the Scudder Falls Bridge and Pennsylvania. 


Posted Detour for Six-Week Closure of Taylorsville Road Access Ramp to I-295 West Scheduled to Continue into Early July

The I-295 WB on-ramp from Taylorsville Road will be closed from late May into early July to allow for ramp reconstruction at the interchange (Exit 10) on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Bridge.  A posted detour will be in effect: follow signs for I-295 SB across the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey, proceed to the third New Jersey exit (I-295/Scotch Road interchange - Exit 73-A), use the lamp ramps to cross over I-295 and proceed onto I-295 NB back across the Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania where the highway designation changes to I-295 WB toward Newtown and Philadelphia.   


Detour for Closure of I-295 EB/SB Access Ramp to Rte. 29 NB Will be 24/7 for 18 Weeks Starting Monday, Feb. 18 (Orange Map)

This will largely affect Pennsylvania motorists who cross into New Jersey on the Scudder Falls Bridge and then attempt to use the first exit for connection with Route 29 northbound toward Washington Crossing and Lambertville. 


Detour Map for Closure of On Ramp to I-295 NB/WB and the Scudder Falls Bridge (PA-bound) from Route 29 SB&NB Starting Feb. 18

Ramp closure is scheduled to begin 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, and remain in place 24/7 for 18 consecutive weeks until June 24.  This will largely affect motorists from Ewing and Trenton to the south and Hopewell and Lambertville to the north who use this interchange for connection with I-295 and the Scudder Falls Bridge for travel into Pennsylvania toward Philadelphia. 


Detour for Closure of I-295 NB Exit Ramp to Route 29 SB 24/7 for 18 Consecutive Weeks Starting Feb. 18

This detour largely affects motorists/job commuters from Princeton/Lawrenceville area who take I-295 NB toward the Scudder Falls Bridge and use the last New Jersey exit for connection with Route 29 SB toward Trenton. 


18-Week 24-7 Ramp Closures/Detours for Upstream Roundabout Construction at I-295/NJ Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76) Feb. 18 - June 24

Detours to start approximately 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, and continue 18 consecutive weeks until June 24.  Three travel movements affected:

  • I-295 NB exit ramp to Route 29 SB (last exit in NJ)
  • I-295 EB/SB exit ramp to Route 29 NB (first exit in NJ after crossing Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey)
  • Route 29 SB&NB entry ramps to I-295 NB/WB and the Scudder Falls Bridge (Pennsylvania bound)

CONTINUING: Intermittent Closures of NJ D&R Canal Towpath Section near Scudder Falls Bridge to Continue through JUNE

Revised on June 1: Intermittent daytime and nightime closures of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge are now scheduled to continue into JUNE 2019.  The closures are needed to ensure public safety while demolition and construction activities take place relative to widening of the I-295 approach bridge that crosses over NJ Route 29 NB, NJ Route 175/River Road, and the canal.  Towpath closures may occur on some weekends, although Sunday closures are very unlikely.


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