LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The two entry ramps from Taylorsville Road to I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s New Jersey-bound lanes are scheduled to be closed and detoured Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The one-night ramp closures are needed to allow for the removal of an overhead sign structure on Taylorsville Road.  The work will involve a coordinated effort between the Scudder Falls project contractor and PECO utility crews, including a power shutdown that will affect some traffic signals along Taylorsville Road.

The two on-ramps to I-295 on the Yardley side of I-295 are scheduled to be shut down from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.  Any affected motorists during this 10-hour period are advised to follow posted detours to I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey via the nearby Yardley-Newtown Road/PA Route 332 interchange (Exit 8).

The full schedule of full schedule of Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project travel restrictions for the week of November 10 are as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • Taylorsville Road Entry Ramps to I-295 EB/SB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-Bound – OVERNIGHT closure of both on ramps on the Yardley side of I-295 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.  Motorists are advised to use the nearby Yardley-Newtown Road/PA Route 332 interchange to access I-295 EB for travel across the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge into New Jersey, where the highway direction changes to I-295 SB.
  • 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, Nov. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15.
  • 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. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.
  • 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, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.

New Jersey side

  • 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. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.
  • 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, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.
  • 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, Nov. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 15.

Weekends

Other than carry over of any Friday overnight closures into Saturdays, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Nov. 9-10 and 16-17.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) Closed near the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge – The towpath for the Delaware Canal (Pennsylvania side) is currently closed in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge.  The round-the-clock closure is expected to remain in effect for up to two weeks, including weekends.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Intermittent daytime closures of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath (New Jersey side) are possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November, but is 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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