EWING, NJ – The full schedule of travel restrictions for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project during the week of August 25 are as follows:

New Jersey side

  • Bear Tavern Road/County Route 579 SB On-Ramp to I-295 NB – OVERNIGHT closure with posted detour via nearby I-295/Scotch Road interchange (Exit 73A) 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30. This ramp closure is needed for drainage and trench-restoration work.  See detour map below.
  • Route 29 SB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – FLAGGER-controlled travel 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, to Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until fall 2020. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent alternative single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 to Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 29.

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and continuing across the bridge to NJ where the designation becomes I-295 SB – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern – if needed for construction activities – permitted west of the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, to Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, to Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • 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, Aug. 26, to Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel restriction with traffic controlled by flaggers, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, to Thursday, Aug. 29.

Labor Day Weekend
A moratorium on project-related lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Canal Towpaths in the vicinity of I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge
Intermittent closures of the towpaths for the Delaware Canal (Pennsylvania side) and the Delaware & Raritan Canal (New Jersey side) are possible on 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through August and September.  Towpath closures are not scheduled for 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, 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.

Detour for Overnight Closure of Bear Tavern Road/CR-579 SB On-Ramp to I-295 NB (PA-Bound)

 

Map also is available online at:  http://www.scudderfallsbridge.com/wp-content/uploads/18-I-295_North_CR579-South_Ramp_Detour_map_072618.jpg

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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