EWING, NJ – I-295 SB (old I-95 NB) is scheduled to be shifted into a new travel pattern on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge Monday, Nov. 25.

The traffic realignment will begin after the Monday morning peak commuting period ends at 10 a.m., the time when non-emergency single-lane travel patterns can be implemented in the New Jersey-bound direction on the bridge.  The work is expected to take much of the day – and even extend into the evening – before it can be completed.

One potential impact is periodic traffic stoppages along the entry ramp that allows NJ Route 29 NB and SB motorists to access I-295 SB.  Traffic stoppages on the entry ramp could last several minutes if and when needed to move equipment or to extend the ramp out to the new roadway alignment.

Later in the week, a moratorium on project-related lane closures will go into effect on the bridge, the I-295 approaches and the ramps and adjoining roadways in the 4.4 mile project area.  Under contract, project related lane closures will be suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to noon Monday, Dec. 2.

The full schedule of anticipated Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project travel restrictions for the week of November 24 is as follows:

New Jersey side

  • 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. Monday, Nov. 25, to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26. New travel pattern scheduled to be implement throughout the day on Monday.
  • Route 29 SB & NB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent FLAGGER-controlled travel 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge –Intermittent alternating single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing until spring 2021. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB.

Pennsylvania side

  • 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. Monday, Nov. 25, to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • 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, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Weekends

Other than carry over of Friday overnight closures into Saturdays, no lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 23-24.  Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – project-related lane closures suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, to noon Monday, Dec. 2.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November; open on weekends.  Schedule to continue into December.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through November; open on weekends.  Schedule to continue into December.

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.

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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