EWING, N.J.– A portion of the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge will be closed to traffic for 18 consecutive weeks starting approximately 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 – President’s Day.

The new travel restrictions will involve a series of ramp closures and accompanying detours that will allow for the construction of a roundabout on the upstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange. This will be the second roundabout at the interchange.  Last year, a roundabout was constructed and put into service on the interchange’s downstream side. The two roundabouts are one facet of the 4-1/2-year-long Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project currently underway within a 4.4-mile-long construction zone at the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border.

Three traffic movements at the interchange will be affected and each will have its own respective detour route:

Important note:  Only select travel movements within the interchange are affected; the Scudder Falls Bridge, I-295 and Route 29 will remain open to thru-traffic.

Because of the scope of ramp closures and detours at the interchange, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is warning motorists who use the I-295/Route 29 interchange during peak commuting periods to allow extra time to reach their destinations on Monday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 19, as the public adjusts to the new travel restrictions.

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 eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) 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 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. 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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