LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Travel restrictions related to the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project could resume as early as noon Monday, Dec. 2, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced.

A moratorium on project-related lane closures for the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend travel period began 6 a.m. today and will remain in effect until mid-day Monday.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of December 1 is as follows:

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. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 6.
  • 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 – noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.

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. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 2, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 2, and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Dec. 3 to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Route 29 SB & NB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent FLAGGER-controlled travel noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge –Intermittent alternating single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 6.
  • 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.

Weekends

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – project-related lane closures suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to noon Monday, Dec. 2. Other than carry over of Friday overnight closures into Saturdays, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 7-8.

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

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization considerations.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

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