EWING, NJ – A significant construction milestone for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is expected to be achieved next weekend as work crews bring the first of two planned roundabouts fully online on the downstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) in Ewing, N.J.

The roundabout, which has been partially open, in recent months, is expected to be brought into full service with a series of overnight ramp closures and detours Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 21.

Leading up to these weekend travel restrictions, Route 29 SB will continue to be closed during overnight hours in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19.

Meanwhile, on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Bridge, PA Route 32/River Road will continue to be closed and detoured in the vicinity of the bridge during daytime hours Monday, Oct. 15, to Wednesday, Oct. 17.  These travel restrictions will allow construction crews to lift and install 10-foot-high steel girders between recently completed support piers for the new replacement bridge’s upstream span.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of October 14 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, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19.
  • 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, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19.
  • Route 29 SB at the I-295 interchange – OVERNIGHT closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19; Follow POSTED DETOUR via nearby Route 175/River Road. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORANGE DETOUR MAP)
  • I-295 NB Slip Ramp to Route 29 SB at Exit 76 (old Exit 1) – OVERNIGHT closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next morning) Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19; Follow POSTED DETOUR via nearby Route 175/River Road. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW YELLOW DETOUR MAP)
  • Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel may be implemented approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 19.
  • I-295/NJ Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76, old exit 1) – Various ramps in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge to be closed and detoured on three successive overnight periods – 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20; 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21; and 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22. 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 DETOUR MAP)
    • Route 29 NB on-ramp to I-195 SB/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 GREEN DETOUR MAP)

Pennsylvania side

  • PA Route 32/River Road approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge – DAYTIME CLOSURES with posted detours 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, to Wednesday, Oct. 17.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW PA PURPLE DETOUR MAP)
  • 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, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, to Friday, Oct. 19.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, to Friday, Oct. 19.
  • I-295 exit ramps to Taylorsville Road – Possible ramp width restrictions and intermittent short-term stoppages for bridge girder deliveries 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 19.
  • 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, Oct. 15, to Friday, Oct. 19.

Weekends: Aside from carryover of any Friday overnight travel restrictions along I-295 approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge, no weekend travel restrictions are scheduled for Oct. 13-14.  A variety of ramps will be closed overnights at the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76, old exit 1) on the weekend of Oct. 20-21 – see New Jersey listing above for more details.

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 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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