EWING, NJ – Monday morning’s planned full implementation of the roundabout nearing completion on the downstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange in New Jersey has been postponed.  A new start date for the traffic-control facility has yet to be determined.

A series of corresponding overnight lane and ramp closures at the interchange that were scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 21, also have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, daytime detours have ended for the time being along Route 32/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Bridge.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of October 21 is as 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. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26.
  • 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. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26.
  • Route 29 SB at the I-295 interchange – OVERNIGHT closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26; follow POSTED DETOUR via nearby Route 175/River Road. (See ORANGE 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. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26; follow POSTED DETOUR via nearby Route 175/River Road. (See YELLOW map.)
  • Route 175/River Road – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel may be implemented approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 26.

Pennsylvania side

  • 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. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 26.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 26.
  • 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. 22, to Friday, Oct. 26.

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. 20-21.

(Note:  Night work during the week will consist of sewer line installation along Taylorsville Road in Pennsylvania:, drainage installation in the vicinity of Route 29 and I-295 in New Jersey; demolition of the approach bridge across Route 175/River Road and the Delaware & Raritan Canal in New Jersey; and demolition within the I-295 highway median in New Jersey.)

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.

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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