EWING, NJ – Some travel lanes and ramps in the complex I-95/Route 29 interchange (Exit 1) are scheduled to be shut down and detoured during overnight periods beginning Thursday, Feb. 8, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The scheduled ramp and roadway closures and corresponding detours (see DETOUR maps below) are needed to allow for placement of steel bridge-deck beams for the upstream span of the Scudder Falls Replacement Bridge.

Click to view Route 29 Detour to I-95

Click to view I-95 Detour to Route 29

Weather permitting, the travel restrictions at the interchange are expected to be in effect 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next morning) two nights this week (Feb. 8-9) and five nights next week (Feb. 12-16).  The following traffic movements at the interchange will be affected:

  • Route 29 southbound traffic through the interchange
  • Route 29 northbound traffic onto I-95 southbound
  • I-95 southbound traffic seeking to access Route 29 southbound
  • I-95 northbound traffic from Pennsylvania seeking to access Route 29 northbound

Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations if they plan to utilize any of the above-listed travel movements on upcoming nights when construction cranes are used to lift steel bridge beams into place on the new bridge’s recently completed abutment and piers in the vicinity of the I-95/Route 29 interchange.

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization considerations.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

About The Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission's jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 143.8 million cars and trucks in 2017. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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