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

  • 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. Monday, Nov. 25, to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26. New travel pattern scheduled to be implement throughout the day on Monday.
  • Route 29 SB & NB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent FLAGGER-controlled travel 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge –Intermittent alternating single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • 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.

Pennsylvania side

  • 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. Monday, Nov. 25, to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • 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, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Weekends

Other than carry over of Friday overnight closures into Saturdays, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 23-24.  Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – project-related lane closures suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to noon Monday, Dec. 2.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November; open on weekends.  Schedule to continue into December.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November; open on weekends.  Schedule to continue into December.

Active Detours

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


UPDATE 11/12 -- Delaware Canal Towpath Reopened for Public Use on Tuesday, Nov. 12


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