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. 

Special Travel Alert

NOTICE FOR DELAWARE RIVER BOATERS
 

Weekly Travel Advisories

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

New Jersey side

  • I-295 SB – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel (one of two lanes closed) 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24.
  • I-295 NB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24.
  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Continuing 24/7 closure with traffic shifted through the adjoining I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts for travel toward Trenton or onto I-295. (NOTE: This closure currently is projected to reopen on or about October 4.)
  • Route 29 NB Bypass at I-295/Route 29 interchange – Possible overnight closures and detours as-needed 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24.
  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road – Flagging/short-term stoppages possible day and/or night Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24.
  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road entry ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until early November. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB and Scudder Falls Bridge (NJ-bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel (one of two lanes closed) 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24.
  • I-295 WB – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, to Friday, Sept. 24.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, to Friday, Sept. 24.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Brief traffic stoppages possible in the vicinity of where River Road/PA Route 32 crosses beneath the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, to Friday, Sept. 24.

Weekends – Aside from the blocked NJ Route 29 SB bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge in New Jersey, no other project-related lane closures are scheduled for Sept. 18-19 and 25-26.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Intermittent weekday towpath closures/stoppages possible through September.  Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Possible closures/stoppages 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through September.

Active Detours

Traffic Shift Map for NJ Route 29 SB Bypass Closure


Detour for the NJ Rte. 175/River Road On-Ramp to I-295 SB (Pink Map)


Possible Stoppages/Closures on Delaware Canal Towpath Segment near Bridge in September


Possible Closures/Stoppages on NJ D&R Canal Towpath Section near Scudder Falls Bridge through September 2021