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Overnight Lane & Ramp Closures at I-295/Route 29 Interchange Scheduled for NJ Side of I-295/Scudder Falls Toll Bridge

Second Full Week of 24/7 Ramp Closures to Continue On South Side of I-295/Taylorsville Road Interchange in Pennsylvania

A series of lane and ramp closures are scheduled to be implemented during overnight hours next week along portions of the I-295/Route 29 interchange on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

Three travel movements will be affected at the interchange between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug.9:

· The NJ Route 29 SB travel lanes beneath the bridge will be closed and detoured to nearby NJ Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road;
· The NJ Route 29 SB access ramp to the interchange’s southern roundabout and on-ramp to I-295 SB – affected motorists should follow the detour to Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road and use Route 29 NB to access southern roundabout’s access ramp to I-295SB ;
· The NJ Route 29 NB connector ramp between the southern and northern roundabouts will be closed, preventing access to the on-ramp for I-295 WB (PA-bound) across the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge — detour will be via the I-295/Bear Tavern Road (CR-579) interchange; and
· The I-295 NB (old I-95 SB) exit ramp to Route 29 SB will be closed with a detour via nearby NJ Route 175/River Road.

The above-listed closures are needed to allow for storm-water drainage installation work beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge.

The full schedule of next week’s travel restrictions for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project are as follows:

New Jersey side

· Route 29 SB in the vicinity of Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Overnight closure with posted detour via nearby Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9. Detour: Approaching the interchange on Route 29 SB from Washington Crossing, Lambertville and other points north, veer right onto Route 175/River Road, proceed south to stop sign at West Upper Ferry Road, make a right turn and proceed to the traffic light at Route 29.
· Route 29 SB access ramp to the southern roundabout and entry ramp to I-295 SB – Overnight closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9. Follow detour via nearby Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road to Route 29 (traffic light), make right and proceed onto Route 29 NB, taking the left ramp at the fork for the southern roundabout and corresponding ramp to I-295 SB.
· Route 29 NB connector ramp to northern roundabout and entry ramp for I-295 WB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Overnight closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9. Detour: Use southern roundabout to access entry ramp for I-295 SB, proceed to I-295/Bear Tavern Road (County Route 579) interchange (Exit 75), make left at traffic signal at top of exit ramp, cross over I-295, proceed onto entry ramp for I-295 NB toward the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, and cross the bridge to Pennsylvania where the roadway changes designation to I-295 WB.
· I-295 NB slip ramp to Route 29 SB – Overnight closure with posted detour 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9. Detour: Take the I-295 NB exit ramp for Route 29 (Exit 76/last exit before toll), proceed onto Route 29 NB, make a left at first intersection (Bernard Road), make another left onto Route 175/River Road, proceed to stop sign, turn right onto West Upper Ferry Road, proceed to traffic signal at Route 29, and make left onto Route 29 SB toward Trenton.
· I-295 off-ramp to Route 29 immediately after crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge into New Jersey (first NJ exit on I-295 SB) – Uninterrupted closure with a posted detour via the I-295/Scotch Road interchange (Exit 73A); ending on or about Aug. 17. DETOUR: Upon crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge from Pennsylvania into New Jersey, follow detour signs for “Route 29,” continue on I-295 SB approximately three miles to the I-295/Scotch Road interchange, proceed to exit 73a, bear right onto loop ramp, cross I-295, immediately take the loop ramp for I-295 NB, and proceed back toward the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and take the last New Jersey exit for Route 29. (See NJ Route 29/Route 175 Ramps Detour Map)
· NJ Route 175/River Road Entry Ramp to I-295 SB – 24/7 closure for at least one year. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB. (See NJ Route 29/Route 175 Ramps Detour Map)
· NJ Route 175/River Road in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge – Intermittent alternative single-lane travel with traffic controlled by flaggers 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Aug. 9.
· I-295 NB (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane pattern extending onto the new completed span of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9.

Pennsylvania side

  • River Road/PA Route 32 – Intermittent alternating single-lane travel restriction with traffic controlled by flaggers, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, to Friday, Aug. 9.
  • I-295 EB off-ramp to Taylorsville Road (Exit 10) – Uninterrupted closure with detour via the Route 332Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 8); ending on or about Aug. 17. DETOUR: From the PA Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 8), follow detour signs for “Taylorsville Road” by proceeding eastbound on PA Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road 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. (See: I-295/Taylorsville Road Ramp Closures Detour Map.)
  • On-ramp for I-295 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 Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 8); ending on or about Aug. 17. 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 Route 332/Yardley-Newtown 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 crossing into New Jersey.(See: I-295/Taylorsville Road Ramp Closures Detour Map.)
  • On-ramp for I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-bound from Taylorsville Road NB – Uninterrupted closure with posted detour to I-295 in the NJ-bound direction via the Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 8); ending on or about Aug. 17. DETOUR FROM YARDLEY BUSINESS CENTER: Follow detour signs for I-295 SB from East Main Street, proceed onto West Afton Avenue (PA Route 332), turn right at intersection with Yardley-Newtown Road (PA Route 332), proceed to the interchange with I-295 EB, bear right onto ramp for I-295 EB toward the Scudder Falls Tolls Bridge where I-295 EB becomes I-295 SB upon crossing into New Jersey. (See: I-295/Taylorsville Road Ramp Closures Detour Map.)
  • I-295 EB approaching the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and continuing across the bridge to NJ where the designation becomes I-295 SB – Off-peak intermittent single-lane travel – if needed for construction activities – 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9.
  • Taylorsville Road north of I-295– Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, to Friday, Aug. 9.
  • Taylorsville Road south of I-295 – Intermittent single-lane patterns with possible flagger-controlled travel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, to Friday, Aug. 9.
  • Woodside Road – Intermittent right or left lane closures with passage maintained in each direction and/or flagging-controlled travel 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, to Friday, Aug. 9.

Weekends
Aside from any carryover of Friday off-peak travel restrictions into Saturday, no weekend lane or ramp closures are scheduled for the weekends of Aug. 3-4 and Aug. 10-11.

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

Canal Towpaths in the vicinity of I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge

Intermittent closures of the towpaths for the Delaware Canal (Pennsylvania side) and the Delaware & Raritan Canal (New Jersey side) are possible one weekdays between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 a.m. Both towpaths are expected to be open on weekends.

More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.

Uninterrupted I-295/Taylorsville Road Ramp Closures Detour Map

Uninterrupted NJ Route 29/Route175 Ramps Detour Map

NOTE: Orange detour route from I-295 NB to Route 29 will be in effect to only Route 29 NB during overnight periods – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (next day) – Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9. Motorists seeking Route 29 SB at Exit 75 should follow detour from Route 29 NB ramp to nearby Route 175/River Road/West Upper Ferry Road.