EWING, NJ – Thursday, Nov. 8, is the new projected date for the full opening of the roundabout on the downstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange in New Jersey.

To bring the roundabout fully online, a series of ramp and lane closures/detours will be implemented during overnight hours Wednesday, Nov. 7.

This will mark the third time the project contractor will attempt to bring the nearly completed roundabout and corresponding ramp network into full operation.  The last attempt on Nov. 1-2 was postponed due to rain.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of Nov. 4 is as follows:

New Jersey side

  • I-295 NB/WB (Pennsylvania-bound)/old I-95 SB) approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7 to Friday, Nov. 9.
  • I-295 EB/SB (New Jersey-bound/old I-95 NB) crossing the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.
  • I-295/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76, old exit 1) – To transition the downstream roundabout into full service, various ramps on the downstream side of the interchange will have OVERNIGHT closures with posted detours 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, to 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The following traffic movements will be affected:
    • I-295 EB/SB off-ramp to Route 29 NB or SB immediately after crossing the Scudder Falls Bridge into NJ from PA – follow I-295 SB to the County Route 579/Bear Tavern Rd. interchange (Exit 75), cross over I-295, proceed onto I-295 NB toward the bridge, and take the off-ramp at the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) to access Route 29 SB or NB. (Click here to view NJ PURPLE map)
    • Route 29 NB on-ramp to I-195 NB/WB and Scudder Falls Bridge PA-bound – Follow the on-ramp to I-295 SB, proceed to the County Route 579/Bear Tavern Road interchange (Exit 75), cross over I-295, access I-295 NB, and proceed toward the Scudder Falls Bridge into PA. (Click here to view NJ GREEN map)
  • Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel may be implemented approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB & WB in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge – Intermittent single-lane travel patterns possible during off-peak/overnight hours for construction along I-295 on the NJ side of the Scudder Falls Bridge Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.
  • Woodside Road (west of Taylorsville Road to around Clearview Drive) – Right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.
  • PA Route 32/River Road – Intermittent stoppages and alternating traffic controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, to Friday, Nov. 9.

(Note: No vehicular travel restrictions are scheduled between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6.)

Weekends: No work impacting travel is scheduled for the weekends of Nov. 3-4 and 10-11.

NJ Canal Towpath Closure:  The Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge is scheduled to be closed during daytime hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Monday, Nov. 5, to Thursday, Nov. 8. The closure is needed for demolition/construction activities on the approach bridge that carries I-295 across NJ Route 175/River Road and the canal.

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.

 

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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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