EWING, NJ – Travel restrictions and detours currently taking place during weeknight overnight periods at the I-95/Route 29 interchange (Exit 1) will be extended to include this Saturday night, Feb. 24, and possibly Sunday night, Feb. 25, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The scheduled ramp and roadway closures and corresponding detours are needed to allow for installation of steel bridge-deck beams for the upstream span of the Scudder Falls Replacement Bridge now under construction.  The additional weekend travel restrictions became necessary when recent inclement weather forced postponement of scheduled weekday overnight bridge construction work.

Weather permitting, portions of the interchange will be closed and detoured 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.  Motorists also are advised that an additional period of overnight travel restrictions may be needed for 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, to 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26.

The following traffic movements at the interchange will be affected when lane closures and detours are implemented:

  • Route 29 southbound traffic through the interchange
  • Route 29 northbound traffic onto I-95 southbound
  • I-95 southbound traffic seeking to access Route 29 southbound
  • I-95 northbound traffic from Pennsylvania seeking to access Route 29 northbound

Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations if they plan to utilize any of the above-listed travel movements on nights when construction cranes are used to lift steel bridge beams into place on the new bridge’s recently completed abutment and piers in the vicinity of the I-95/Route 29 interchange.

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, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.

Detour maps and 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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