EWING, NJ – Pennsylvania-bound travel at the Scudder Falls (I-295) Bridge is scheduled to be restricted to a single lane on Monday morning, April 29, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The travel restriction will begin on the bridge’s I-295 NB approach in New Jersey and continue across the bridge. The roadway pattern will result in a closed right lane where a succession of concrete delivery trucks can empty their loads onto the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s upstream span.
This is expected to be the last time a lane closure will be needed for concrete pouring onto the new bride’s first span, which is nearing completion and is on track to open to traffic on an undetermined date this July.
The full list of project-related travel restrictions for next week are as follows:
New Jersey side
- I-295 NB/WB (old I-95 SB) approaching the Scudder Falls Bridge Pennsylvania-bound – Off-peak single-lane travel patterns possible 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3. Note: Concrete deliveries are expected within this possible travel restriction 1 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 29 (weather sensitive).
- I-295 EB/SB (old I-95 NB) crossing the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel patterns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, 29, through Friday, May 3.
- I-295/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76) – The following closures and detours are 24/7 until late June:
- I-295 EB/SB Exit Ramp to Route 29 NB (first exit in NJ after crossing Scudder Falls Bridge from Pennsylvania) – Continue along I-295 SB to Exit 73A (Scotch Road North), use the exit’s loop ramps to make a U-turn onto I-295 NB for return to the Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) and the ramp to Route 29 NB. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORANGE DETOUR MAP)
- Route 29 SB & NB entry ramps to I-295 NB/WB and PA-bound travel on the Scudder Falls Bridge –Proceed into the downstream roundabout and use the ramp for I-295 SB, follow to Exit 73A (Scotch Road North), use the exit’s loop ramps to make a U-turn onto I-295 NB and travel across the bridge to I-295 WB in Pennsylvania. – (CLICK HERE TO VIEW BLUE DETOUR MAP)
- I-295 NB exit ramp to Route 29 SB (at last exit in NJ) – Proceed across the Scudder Falls Bridge for a U-turn at the Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) in PA, take I-295 SB across the bridge for connection with Route 29 SB via the first NJ exit ramp and the downstream roundabout. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW GREEN DETOUR MAP)
- Route 29 NB bypass roadway – Intermittent short-duration, flagger-controlled stoppages 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3.
- Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel patterns 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3.
- I-295 EB & WB in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge – Two lanes in each direction within same shifted travel pattern established last summer.
- Taylorsville Road north of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3.
- Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3.
- Woodside Road – Intermittent right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3.
- PA Route 32/River Road – Intermittent alternating traffic controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3.
Weekends: Aside from carryover of Friday overnight travel restrictions into Saturdays, no travel restrictions are scheduled for the weekends of April 27-28 and May 4-5.
Canal Towpaths near the Scudder Falls Bridge:
NJ side – UPDATE – Intermittent daytime and nighttime closures of the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath segment in New Jersey will continue through May.
PA side – Occasional weekday closures of the Delaware Canal towpath segment in Pennsylvania until June – but open on weekends.
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.