EWING, NJ – Travel restrictions associated with the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project are scheduled to resume after the end of Labor Day holiday weekend lane closure moratorium at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3.

During the week, overnight lane and ramp closures will resume at portions of the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) in New Jersey.  Overnight closures/detours also will be implemented at the Bear Tavern Road/CR-579 SB on-ramp to I-295 NB in New Jersey.

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

New Jersey side

  • Bear Tavern Road/County Route 579 SB On-Ramp to I-295 NB – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour via nearby I-295/Scotch Road interchange (Exit 73A) 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 5. This ramp closure is needed for drainage and trench-restoration work.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORANGE DETOUR MAP) (Note: This ramp closure might be extended to Friday’s overnight hours if needed, but is not currently scheduled.)
  • Route 29 SB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – FLAGGER-controlled travel noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Route 29 NB Bypass Roadway – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6. Detour:  At the traffic light immediately before the interchange, make a right onto Route 175/CR-634/West Upper Ferry Road, proceed to the first left turn and continue on Route 175/River Road to reconnect with Route 29 NB after crossing beneath I-295.
  • Route 29 NB connector ramp to northern roundabout and entry ramp for I-295 WB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6. Detour: Use southern roundabout to access entry ramp for I-295 SB, proceed to I-295/Bear Tavern Road (County Route 579) interchange (Exit 75), make left at traffic signal at top of exit ramp, cross over I-295, proceed onto entry ramp for I-295 NB toward the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, and cross the bridge to Pennsylvania where the roadway changes designation to I-295 WB.
  • Route 29 SB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour via nearby Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6. Detour: Approaching the interchange on Route 29 SB from Washington Crossing, Lambertville and other points north, veer right onto Route 175/River Road, proceed south to stop sign at West Upper Ferry Road, make a right turn and proceed to the traffic light at Route 29.
  • Route 29 SB connector lane to the southern roundabout and entry ramp to I-295 SB – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6. DETOUR:  Follow signs to I-295 SB via nearby Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road to Route 29 (traffic light), make right and proceed onto Route 29 NB, taking the left ramp at the fork for the southern roundabout and corresponding ramp to I-295 SB.
  • I-295 NB slip ramp to Route 29 SB – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 23. Detour: Take the I-295 NB off ramp to Route 29 (Exit 76/last exit before toll), proceed onto Route 29 NB, make a left at first intersection (Bernard Road), make next left onto Route 175/River Road, proceed to stop sign, turn right onto West Upper Ferry Road, proceed to traffic signal, and make left onto Route 29 SB toward Trenton.
  • I-295 SB slip ramp to Route 29 NB – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6. Detour: Take exit for Route 29 and proceed onto Route 29 SB, proceed to traffic light and make left onto Route 179/West Upper Ferry Road, make left onto Route 175/River Road and proceed north to connection with Route 29 NB.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until fall 2020. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent alternative single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.
  • 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) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.

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 – noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Wednesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 6.
  • 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) Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Woodside Road – Intermittent right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel restriction with traffic controlled by flaggers, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 6.

Weekends

A moratorium on project-related lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 3.  Other than carry over of any Friday overnight closure on Sept. 6, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 7-8.

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 through September.  Towpath closures are not scheduled for 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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