EWING, NJ – Temporary travel restrictions for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project are scheduled to resume at the end of the Independence Day holiday travel period noon Monday, July 6, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

In Lower Makefield, PA, a short portion of Woodside Road – between the Delaware Canal and PA Route 32/River Road – is scheduled to be closed during daytime hours starting Tuesday, July 7.  (More information below.)

The full schedule of possible project-related travel restrictions for the week of July 5 is as follows:

New Jersey side

  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Closures with thru-traffic detoured in both directions to nearby Route 29 noon to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, AND 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10.
  • 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, July 6, to Friday, July 10.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted noon to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, July 6, AND 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, July 7, through Friday, July 10.
  • I-295 SB Entry Ramp from NJ Route 175/River Road – 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

Pennsylvania side

  • Woodside Road between Delaware Canal and PA Route 32/River Road – Closed and detoured 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10. Affected motorists are advised to use Mt. Eyre Road to the north and East Afton Ave./PA Route 332 for connections with Taylorsville Road and Route 32/River Road when the Woodside Road closure is in effect. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW 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, July 6, to Friday, July 10.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-bound – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – noon.to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, July 6, AND 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Tuesday, July 7, through Friday, July 10.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon.to 4 p.m. Monday, July 6, AND 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel noon.to 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, AND 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10.
  • Woodside Road/Taylorsville Road Intersection – Intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers noon.to 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, AND 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10.
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Possible intermittent traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers noon to 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10.

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

A moratorium on project-related lane closures will be in effect for the Independence Day holiday travel weekend from 6 a.m. Thursday, July 2, to noon, Monday, July 6 – one exception: NJ Route 175/Upper River Road is expected to be closed and detoured 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2.  No project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekend of July 11-12.

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 July; open on weekends.

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

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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