EWING, NJ – The section of NJ Route 175/Upper River Road in the vicinity of I-295 is scheduled to be closed and detoured three days next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The closures/detours will allow work crews to install new curbing along the portions of NJ Route 175/Upper River Road that have been impacted by Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project construction activities over the past four years.  The new curbing will allow for resurfacing of the affected portion of Route 175/Upper River Road in coming months.

Motorists should expect both lanes of Route 175/Upper River Road in the vicinity of the I-295 overpass to be impassable 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, to Thursday, April 22.  Posted detours will direct motorists to use nearby Route 29 when the roadway segment is closed.  Access is to be maintained for local residences when roadway closures are in effect.

The full schedule of possible Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project travel restrictions for the week of April 18 is as follows:

New Jersey side

  • NJ Route 175/Upper River Road in the vicinity of the I-295 overpass – Closure with detour via nearby Route 29 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, to Thursday, April 22.
  • 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, April 19, through Friday, April 23.
  • I-295 SB (NJ-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23.
  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Continuing 24/7 closure with traffic shifted through the adjoining I-295/Route 29 interchange’s connector ramps and roundabouts for travel toward Trenton or onto I-295. ALSO, periodic traffic stoppages controlled by flaggers may be necessary in the detour area Monday through Friday.
  • Route 29 SB Connector Lane between Roundabouts – Periodic brief stoppages by flaggers are possible at any time Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23.
  • NJ Route 175/Upper 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.

Pennsylvania side

  • Woodside Road between PA Route 32/River Road and Taylorsville Road – Daytime closures six days a week, with detours at Mt. Eyre Road to the north and PA Route 332/East Afton Ave. to the south – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 19, to Saturday, April 23. These restrictions are expected to continue until late April.  (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)
  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Brief traffic stoppages possible in the vicinity of where River Road/PA Route 32 crosses beneath the Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23.
  • I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (NJ-bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel noon 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23.
  • I-295 WB (PA-Bound) west of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern permitted west of the bridge 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295 Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 19, to Friday, April 23.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 19, to Friday, April 23.

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

  • Closure of the NJ Route 29 SB bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge in New Jersey; no other project-related lane closures are scheduled for April 17-18 and 24-25.

Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – Towpath closures are not anticipated during April.

Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Daily closure/stoppages possible 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.  These restrictions – when implemented – will allow for construction of a connecting path and access ramp to the shared-use bike-ped facility that is expected to open on the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge in fall 2021.  Canal path open on weekends.

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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