EWING, N.J. – Paving work and construction of highway-median barriers is expected to continue next week along I-295 in the 4.4-mile-long Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project area, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Motorists travelling in the Pennsylvania-bound direction on I-295 northbound in New Jersey could encounter delays Monday through Friday as temporary single-lane travel restrictions extend into evening peak commuting periods – as late as 4 p.m.

Also in New Jersey, various overnight ramp closures are scheduled to be implemented in the vicinity of the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange’s two roundabouts 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) on Monday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Paving work is expected to take place later in the week along the NJ Route 29 southbound bypass roadway, which has been closed to traffic since March 2020.  If all goes as planned, the Route 29 southbound lane, which bypasses the roundabouts on both sides of the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) could reopen to traffic on or about Oct. 25.

In Pennsylvania, a one-day closure of Woodside Road between PA Route 32/River Road and the park-n-ride lot near Taylorsville Road is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Oct. 20.  This closure will allow for the hoisting and installation of a pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge superstructure across the Delaware Canal.

The full schedule of possible project-related travel restrictions for the week of Oct. 17 are as follows:

New Jersey side

  • CONTINUING! I-295 NB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-Bound) – Off-peak single-lane travel 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22. The later lift up time for this closure is needed for median barrier construction work at the bridge.  Backups and delays are possible during the early portion of weekday evening commuting periods.
  • NEW! I-295/NJ Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76) Various Roundabout Access Ramps – OVERNIGHT short-duration closures with posted detours 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Oct. 19.  Follow posted detours.
  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road – DAYTIME closure with detour via nearby Route 29 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, to Friday, Oct. 22.
  • I-295 SB – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.
  • 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, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.
  • 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 now is projected to be lifted on or about October 25.)
  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road – DAYTIME closure with detour via nearby Route 29 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, to Friday, Oct. 22.
  • 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.  (NOTE: This closure currently is projected to be lifted on or about November 1.)

Pennsylvania side

  • New! Woodside Road between River Road/PA Route 32 and Park-n-Ride Lot – DAYTIME closure with detours via Mt. Eyre Road to the north and East Afton Ave./PA Route 32 to the south 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)
  • I-295 EB and Scudder Falls Bridge (NJ-bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.
  • I-295 WB – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.
  • 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, Oct. 18, to Friday, Oct. 22.

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 Oct. 16-17 and 23-24.

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 has been extended and is currently scheduled to remain in place two additional weeks, ending on or about Oct. 31.  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 in the area of where the towpath crosses beneath NJ Route 29 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through October.

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