LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project’s possible travel restrictions for the week of May 23 are as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (NJ-bound) A single-lane travel configuration is possible during one morning commuting period May 24-27; a subsequent advisory will be issued if and when more details become available. Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel noon 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, May 24, through Thursday, May 27.
  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) west of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted west of the bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, May 24, through Wednesday, May 26; and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, to 6 a.m. Friday, May 28.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 24, to Thursday, May 27.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 24, to Thursday, May 27.
  • 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, May 24, through Thursday, May 27.

New Jersey side

  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road in the vicinity of the I-295 overpass – Closure with detour via nearby Route 29 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 24, to Thursday, May 27.
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed upstream span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, May 24, through Wednesday, May 26; and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, to 6 a.m. Friday, May 28.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, May 24, through Thursday, May 27.
  • Route 29 NB – Potential short-term stoppages and flagging 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 24, to Thursday, May 27.
  • 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. ALSO, periodic traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers may be necessary in the detour area Monday through Friday.
  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road entry ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing through spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.

The 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

  • Closure of the NJ Route 29 SB bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge in New Jersey; no other project-related lane closures are scheduled for May 22-23.
  • Memorial Day Holiday Weekend – A moratorium on temporary project-related lane closures and detours will begin 6 a.m. Friday, May 28, and end noon Tuesday, June 1.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Towpath closures are not anticipated during May.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Daily closure/stoppages possible 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through May  These restrictions – when implemented – will allow for construction of a connecting path and access ramp to the shared-use bike-ped facility that is expected to open on the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge in fall 2021.  Canal path open on weekends.

 

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