EWING, NJ – Temporary lane closures for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project will be suspended for the Labor Day holiday weekend travel period, from 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, to noon Tuesday, Sept. 8.

At that time, temporary travel restrictions for the project are permitted to resume.  Those potential lane closures, traffic shifts and short-duration stoppages for the week of Sept. 6 are as follows:

New Jersey side                                                   

  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Continuing around-the-clock closure with a shift of traffic through the adjoining I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts for travel toward Trenton and other points south. ALSO, periodic traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers also 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) Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 11.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted noon Tuesday, Sept. 8, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9; and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Wednesday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 11.
  • 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 – Closure with thru-traffic detoured in both directions to nearby Route 29 noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 11.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern – If needed for construction activities – permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 11.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (NJ-bound) – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – noon Tuesday, Sept. 8, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9; and 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Wednesday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 11.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 11.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 11.
  • Woodside Road/Taylorsville Road Intersection – Intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 11.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8; and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 11.

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

A moratorium on temporary project-related lane closures is scheduled to be in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, through noon Tuesday, Sept. 8.  No project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 12-13.

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 – Paving of the new I-295 EB travel lanes on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is underway.  Weather permitting, nighttime paving is expected to end Sept. 9.  Noise associated with this work includes back-up beepers on delivery trucks, compaction equipment and vibrating roller vehicles.  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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