EWING, NJ – Travel restrictions and detours currently taking place during weeknight overnight periods at the I-95/Route 29 interchange (Exit 1) will be extended to include this Saturday night, Feb. 17, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The scheduled ramp and roadway closures and corresponding detours are needed to allow for installation of steel bridge-deck beams for the upstream span of the Scudder Falls Replacement Bridge now under construction.
Weather permitting, the added restricted-travel period at the interchange will begin 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 17, and remain in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. 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 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.
Detour maps and more information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.