The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is being staged in a manner that will minimize impacts to traffic, local business and communities. Various measure will be used to manage construction impacts.

All major construction activities will be evaluated for their impacts on traffic to ensure construction is sequenced in a manner that imposes the lowest feasible impact on the traveling public. While traffic shifts and mid-day/overnight lane closures are necessary to complete the work, all existing lanes will remain open during morning and evening commuting times, and all ramp detours will be temporary and short-term in duration. 

Weekly Travel Advisories

See below for the list of traffic advisories for the upcoming week.

New Jersey side

  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25. Use nearby Route 29 as an alternate route around the closed roadway segment.  Also, intermittent alternating single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.
  • Route 29 SB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent FLAGGER-controlled travel 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and continuing across the bridge to NJ where the designation becomes I-295 SB – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25.
  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern – if needed for construction activities – permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.
  • Woodside Road – Intermittent right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 25.

Weekends

Other than carry over of any Friday overnight closures into Saturdays, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Oct. 19-20 and 26-27.

Canal Towpaths in the vicinity of I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge

Intermittent closures of the towpaths for the Delaware Canal (Pennsylvania side) and the Delaware & Raritan Canal (New Jersey side) are possible on 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays now through October.  Towpaths are open on weekends.

Active Detours

Detour for the NJ Rte. 175/River Road On-Ramp to I-295 SB (Pink Map)


Intermittent PA Delaware Canal Towpath Closures Weekdays through September


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