More Overnight Detours on Tap for I-295/Rte. 29/Rte.175 Interchange on New Jersey Side of Scudder Falls Bridge

EWING, NJ – Overnight lane and ramp closures with corresponding detours are again scheduled to be implemented next week on portions of the I-295 interchange (Exit 76) with NJ Routes 29 and 175, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

(Note: These overnight lane/ramp closures will only affect motorists using portions of the interchange and will have no bearing on thru traffic along I-295 or the Scudder Falls Bridge.)

Two segments of the interchange will be affected:

  • The Route 29 NB bypass roadway that crosses beneath I-295 — impacted Route 29 NB motorists will be directed north through the interchange via the new, nearby downstream roundabout.
  • The portion of NJ Route 175/River Road that is upstream of and below I-295 – Route 29 SB motorists who use this segment to access a corresponding on-ramp to I-295 SB (old I-95 NB) can either use the entry ramp off the new roundabout on the downstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange or follow detour signs along Route 29 SB to West Upper Ferry Road and the open portion of Route 175/River Road downstream of I-295.

The travel restrictions are needed to allow for demolition activities on the old approach bridge that carries I-295 (old I-95) across Route 29 NB, Route 175/River Road, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge.  The structure is being demolished, replaced and widened in stages as part of the ongoing Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of Jan. 13 is as follows:

New Jersey side

  • I-295 NB/WB (old I-95 SB) approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge Pennsylvania-bound – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Jan. 18.
  • I-295 EB/SB (old I-95 NB) crossing the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Jan. 18.
  • Route 29 NB bypass – OVERNIGHT closures with detour through the interchange via nearby roundabout on downstream side of I-295 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Jan. 14, through Thursday, Jan. 17; 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19; and 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.
  • Route 175/River Road upstream of I-295 – OVERNIGHT closures to thru-traffic (local residential access maintained) between Route 29 intersection and I-295 overpass 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Jan. 14, through Thursday, Jan. 17. Access to corresponding I-295 SB on-ramp and open portion of Route 175/River Road downstream of I-295 available via detour along Route 29 SB and West Upper Ferry Road (traffic light).  I-295 SB also may be accessed via on-ramp from the roundabout on the downstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB & WB in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel patterns possible due to construction along I-295 on the NJ side of the Scudder Falls Bridge Monday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Jan. 18.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Jan. 18.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Jan. 18.
  • Woodside Road – Right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Jan. 18.
  • PA Route 32/River Road –Intermittent stoppages and alternating traffic controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Jan. 18. 

Weekends: Aside from the overnight closures of the Route 29 NB bypass and any Friday overnight travel restrictions extending into Saturdays, no other lane closures and detours are scheduled for the weekends of Jan. 12-13 and Jan. 19-20.

Canal Towpath Sections near the Scudder Falls Bridge: Intermittent weekday closures of the Delaware Canal towpath segment in Pennsylvania have been extended; they are now expected to continue until February 20.  Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath segment in New Jersey also have been extended; they are now expected to continue until February 3. Note: New Jersey towpath closures may occur on weekdays and weekends, although Sunday closures are very unlikely.

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, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

 

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