EWING, NJ – Recently implemented Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project travel restrictions will continue next week at portions of the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) in New Jersey and the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) in Pennsylvania.

The only significant change is that the overnight lane and ramp closures at the I-295/Route 29 interchange have been extended by two hours due to reduced traffic volumes.  The weeknight closures will now begin at 8 p.m. instead of the previous 10 p.m. start time.

The full schedule of project-related travel restrictions for the week of June 7 is as follows:

Pennsylvania side

  • I-295 EB off-ramp to Taylorsville Road (Exit 10) – Uninterrupted closure with detour via the Newtown-Yardley Road/PA Route 332 interchange (Exit 8); continuing around-the-clock and ending on or about June 19.  DETOUR:  Exit I-295 EB at the Newtown-Yardley Road/Route 332 interchange (Exit 8), follow detour signs for “Taylorsville Road” by proceeding eastbound on Newtown-Yardley Road/Route 332 toward Yardley, where Route 332 become West Afton Ave. before intersecting with Main Street (traffic light) in Yardley’s business center.  Make a left and proceed onto North Main Street, which becomes Taylorsville Road outside of Yardley.   (CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORANGE DETOUR MAP)
  • On-ramp for I-295 SB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-bound from Taylorsville Road SB – Uninterrupted closure with posted detour to I-295 in the NJ-bound direction via the Newtown-Yardley Road/ PA Route 332 interchange (Exit 8); continuing around-the-clock and ending on or about June 19.  DETOUR: From the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange, follow detour signs for “I-295 SB,” take the nearby entry ramp for I-295 WB toward Newtown and Philadelphia, proceed to the Newtown-Yardley Road/Route 332 interchange (Exit 8), make a left at the top of the exit ramp, cross over I-295, immediately bear right onto the entry ramp for I-295 EB, and proceed back toward the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge where I-295 EB becomes I-295 SB upon entry into New Jersey. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW GREEN DETOUR MAP)
  • 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, June 8, through Friday, June 12.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-bound – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12.

New Jersey side

  • Overnight – Route 29 SB (both the bypass and connector lanes) beneath the Scudder Falls Tolls Bridge – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12. Detour:  Approaching the interchange from Washington Crossing and Lambertville, follow detour signs for Route 29 SB by bearing right onto NJ Route 175/Upper River Road, proceed to a stop sign, make a right onto West Upper Ferry Road/Route 175, and proceed to the traffic light at Route 29.  Make a left turn for Route 29 SB.
  • Overnight – Route 29SB access ramp to I-295 SB – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12. Detour:  Approaching the interchange from Washington Crossing and Lambertville, follow detour signs for I-295 SB by bearing right onto NJ Route 175/Upper River Road, proceed to a stop sign, make a right onto West Upper Ferry Road/Route 175, and proceed to the traffic light at Route 29.  Make a right onto Route 29 NB, proceed into the left lane for entry into the roundabout and take the first ramp for entry onto I-295 SB.
  • Overnight – Connector ramp for Route 29 NB off I-295 EB/SB exit ramp for Route 29 (first exit in New Jersey after crossing the bridge from Pennsylvania) – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12. Detour:  After exiting I-295 EB/SB, follow detour signs for Route 29 NB by proceeding through the roundabout onto Route 29 SB, bear left for the traffic-signal-controlled left turn onto West Upper Ferry Road/NJ Route 175, proceed to the next left turn onto Upper River Road/NJ Route 175, and follow that for a merge onto Route 29 NB toward Washington Crossing, Lambertville, and other points north.
  • Overnight – I-295 NB exit ramp to Route 29 SB (last exit in New Jersey before crossing the toll bridge into Pennsylvania) – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12. Detour:  After exiting I-295 NB follow detour signs for Route 29 SB by proceeding onto Route 29 NB and taking the first left turn for Scudder Falls Recreation Area and Route 175 SB (Bernhard Drive), quickly make a second left onto Route 175/Upper River Road, proceed to a stop sign, make a right onto West Upper Ferry Road/Route 175, proceed to the traffic light at Route 29, and make a left at the green sign for entry onto Route 29 SB.
  • Overnight – Route 29NB connector lane beneath the bridge for access to entry ramp for I-295 WB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-bound) – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12. Detour:  Follow detour signs for I-295 WB by taking ramp off roundabout for travel onto I-295 SB, proceed to the next exit (County Route 579/Bear Tavern Road – Exit 75), make left at top of ramp (traffic-signal-controlled), cross over I-295, bear right onto entry ramp for I-295 NB, and proceed toward Scudder Falls Toll Bridge where I-295 NB becomes I-295 WB on the Pennsylvania side.
  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Closed weekdays with thru-traffic detoured in both directions to nearby Route 29 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12.
  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – An around-the-clock closure with a shift of traffic through the adjoining I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts for travel toward Trenton and other points south.
  • I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed upstream span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, June 8, through Friday, June12.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12.
  • NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure continuing through spring 2021.  DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergencies, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization.  Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

Weekends

Aside from the uninterrupted NJ Route 29 SB bypass lane closure, no project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of June 6-7 and 13-14.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Intermittent daytime closures possible 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for overhead I-295 approach bridge construction through June; open on weekends.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) –Intermittent daytime closures possible Mondays through Fridays through June.

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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