Work-zone preparations related to the reconstruction of the I-95/Route 29 interchange will necessitate closures of the last New Jersey exit from I-95 south during overnight hours next Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

A roughly 2.5-mile posted detour will be implemented during the scheduled ramp closure periods to guide affected motorists to Route 29 from I-95 via the County Route 579/Bear Tavern Road interchange (Exit 2).

The ramp closures and traffic detour will enable Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project work crews to shift traffic into a revised alignment, install construction barriers and temporary paving on the closed exit ramp. This will provide additional work area for construction activities related to the new interchange. The work is related to the reconstruction of the entire I-95/Route 29 interchange (Exit 1), a major construction element of the 4-1/2 year Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project, which got underway this spring.

The exit ramp from I-95 south to Route 29 is scheduled to be closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (following day) on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19.

Motorists seeking to use the Route 29 exit ramp will be advised to use the prior exit at Route 579/Bear Tavern Road. Affected motorists would then follow Route 579/Bear Tavern Road south to West Upper Ferry Road, where they will be directed to make a right turn and proceed to Route 29 before the Delaware River.

The scheduled ramp closure and detour periods are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and project mobilization considerations.

More information and videos on the bridge replacement project are available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

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