The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is being staged in a manner that will minimize impacts to traffic, local business and communities. Various measure will be used to manage construction impacts.

All major construction activities will be evaluated for their impacts on traffic to ensure construction is sequenced in a manner that imposes the lowest feasible impact on the traveling public. While traffic shifts and mid-day/overnight lane closures are necessary to complete the work, all existing lanes will remain open during morning and evening commuting times, and all ramp detours will be temporary and short-term in duration. 

Weekly Travel Advisories

See below for the list of traffic advisories for the upcoming week.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 WB – Possible off-peak lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • I-295 SB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-Bound – Possible off-peak lane closures 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • Taylorsville Road – Right or left lane closures and/or flagging 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Brief traffic stoppages possible removal of in-river work platform 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.

New Jersey side

  • I-295 NB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-Bound) – Possible off-peak lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • I-295 SB – Possible off-peak lane closures 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Daytime closures with traffic diverted through adjacent interchange roundabouts, connector lane and ramps, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • Route 29 NB Bypass Lane – Possible short-term flagging and stoppages 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23.
  • Route 175/Upper River Road and entry ramp to I-295 SB – Possible daytime closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 23. Use nearby Route 29 as an alternate route and access I-295 SB via the southern roundabout at the I-295/Route 29 interchange.

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

Weekends – No project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Dec. 18-19 and 25-26.

There are currently no active detours.