EWING, NJ – The overnight connector ramp closures and detours that were scheduled for this week at the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge have been cancelled indefinitely.

The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project’s revised full schedule of travel restrictions for the week of Sept. 20 are now as follows:

New Jersey side

  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Continuing around-the-clock 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.
  • 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, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 25.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 25.
  • I-295 SB Entry Ramp from NJ Route 175/River Road – 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
  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Daytime closure with thru-traffic detoured in both directions to nearby Route 29 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 25.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 25.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (NJ-bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Sept. 25.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 25.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel Monday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 25.
  • Woodside Road/Taylorsville Road Intersection – Intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 25.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, to Friday, Sept. 25.

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

No project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of Sept. 19-20 and 26-27.

Towpaths for Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) and Delaware & Raritan Canal (NJ side) – Intermittent daytime closure/stoppages possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for project-related construction activities through September; open on weekends.

NOISE WARNING –Cofferdam and temporary in-river work platform construction in the vicinity of Park Island requires vibratory hammering and pile driving; this noise is necessary to maintain the project schedule while complying with environmental-impact restrictions.

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