EWING, NJ – Construction activities and ramp closures scheduled for overnight Friday along I-295 NB in the vicinity of the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) have been postponed to Saturday night due to an impending winter storm, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The anticipated work and related travel restrictions will now take place 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, allowing for new temporary traffic patterns to be established along I-295 NB between the Bear Tavern Road/County Route 579 interchange (Exit 75) and the Route 29 interchange (Exit 76). (The affected roadway segment largely affects Pennsylvania-bound I-295 motorists on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge.)
To transition the new travel pattern into effect, exit and entry ramps on the upstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange will be closed and detoured during the overnight period.
Two travel movements at the interchange will be affected:
- I-295 NB motorists seeking to exit to NJ Route 29 NB & SB (last NJ exit before the Scudder Falls Bridge) (DETOUR MAP CAN BE FOUND HERE)
- NJ Route 29 motorists seeking to enter onto I-295 NB/WB and the Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania (DETOUR MAP CAN BE FOUND HERE)
The closures/detours will allow crews to shift the I-295 NB lanes into a new alignment (to the left) and open a new elevated exit ramp from I-295 NB to Route 29 SB & NB before the Scudder Falls Bridge. The new temporary pattern is expected to remain in place until the upstream span of the Scudder Falls Replacement Bridge opens to traffic at a yet-be-determined date in 2019.
Maps of the Saturday night overnight detours at the I-295/Route 29 interchange are attached to this advisory.
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.
More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.