LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Fluctuating overnight ramp closures and detours are scheduled to be implemented next week at the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge.  (Revised times below in bold type.)

The new travel restrictions are expected to be implemented 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) on the nights of Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday, October 1.

The planned ramp closures are expected to be implemented individually, although there could be periodic overlapping when conditions warrant.  Which ramp or ramps get closed will vary from night to night, however, efforts will be made to sequence the ramp closures in a manner to avoid multiple ramp closures at the same time when possible.

Affected overnight motorists are advised to plan ahead and watch for detour warning signs in advance of the interchange.  This will especially be the case for I-295 EB motorists traveling from Philadelphia, Route 1 or I-95 in Pennsylvania; they will need to exit at the PA Route 332/Newtown-Yardley Road interchange (Exit 8) if the advance warning signs on the highway say that the off ramp at Exit 10 is closed.

Posted detour routes will be in effect when a respective Exit 10 ramp closure is in effect.  All detours will involve travel via the nearby I-295/PA Route 332 (Exit 8 for Yardley-Newtown Road).

The above-mentioned travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergencies, traffic, and equipment/materials availability.

Note: Paving work is weather sensitive and could be postponed in the wake of steady rain.

The full schedule of possible project-related travel restrictions for the week of Sept. 26 are as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • New! I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) – OVERNIGHT – Closure and detour of individual ramps with possible overlapping of some closures 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 27,through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 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. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • I-295 WB – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, to Friday, Oct. 1.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, to Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 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. 27, to Friday, Oct. 1.

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. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 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. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 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. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road – Flagging/short-term stoppages possible day and/or night Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1.
  • 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.

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 – 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. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Around-the-clock closure of the towpath segment in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and its Pennsylvania I-295 approach.  This closure is currently scheduled to remain in place two more weeks, ending on or about Oct. 8.  The closure is allowing for construction of a pedestrian bridge over the canal in the area of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s 1799 House trailhead facility off Woodside Road in Lower Makefield, PA.

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

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

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