EWING, NJ – A series of ramp closures and detours are scheduled to occur during overnight hours Friday night into Saturday morning at the I-295/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76, Old Exit 1) on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The ramp closures and detours are needed to allow for the establishment of a new travel pattern utilizing a portion of the new roundabout on the interchange’s downstream side.
Weather permitting, three traffic movements at the interchange will be subject to detours 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. They are as follows:
- I-295 South (old I-95 North) ramp to Route 29 North AND Route 29 South – follow detour to next exit (Bear Tavern Road/CR-579, Exit 75/Old Exit 2), crossover I-295, and proceed onto I-295 North back to Exit 76 ramp to Route 29 spilt ramps for north and south. (Click here for PURPLE detour map).
- NJ Route 29 North access to on-ramp for I-295 into Pennsylvania across the Scudder Falls Bridge – detour onto I-295 South, proceeding to next exit (Bear Tavern Road/CR-579, Exit 75/Old Exit 2), crossover I-295, and proceed onto I-295 North across Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania. (Click here for GREEN detour map).
During ramp closures, the Route 29 northbound interchange bypass lanes will remain open to traffic. Route 29 southbound traffic movements through the interchange also will not be affected by the closures and detours.
The overnight travel restrictions will allow work crews to establish a new pattern for Route 29 northbound motorists to access the on ramp for I-295 northbound/southbound (old I-95 south) on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge. The new pattern will utilize a portion of the interchange’s recently constructed downstream roundabout.
Eventually other exit and access ramps will tie into the roundabout as part of a total reconstruction of the I-295/Route 29 interchange during the first stage of the Scudder Falls Falls Bridge Replacement Project.
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.
Note: If the scheduled overnight Friday-Saturday ramp closures/detours are cancelled due to rain, they will be rescheduled for 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.