EWING, NJ – The NJ Route 175 entry ramp to I-295 South is expected to remain closed into late December and daytime closures along the NJ Route 29 southbound bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Bridge are scheduled to continue another week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The I-295 South access ramp from Route 175/Upper River Road in Ewing, N.J. must remain closed until guiderail can be installed in the vicinity of areas where there are buried utility lines.  The closure is now expected to continue past Christmas.

Meanwhile, weekday closures of the Route 29 southbound bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge are needed to allow for installation of guiderails and weed-blocking asphalt and placement of loose rock and topsoil along the roadway.

The full schedule of currently scheduled possible project-related travel restrictions for the week of Dec. 12 is as follows:

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. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • I-295 SB – Possible off-peak lane closures 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • 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. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)
  • Route 29 NB Bypass Lane – Possible short-term flagging and stoppages 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • I-295/Route 29 interchange ramps – Possible flagging/slowdowns for striping 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 17
  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Possible daytime closures with detour via nearby Route 29 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • Route 175/Upper River Road entry ramp to I-295 SB – Continuing 24/7 closure. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP) (UPDATE: This closure is now projected to continue into late December.)

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 WB – Possible off-peak lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • 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. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • Taylorsville Road – Right or left lane closures and/or flagging 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange ramps – Possible flagging/slowdowns for striping 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 17
  • 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, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17

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 current continuous closure of the Route 175 access ramp to I-295 SB in New Jersey, no other project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Dec. 11-12 and 18-19.

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