The reconstruction of the roundabout on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls bridge will continue for a second week. Final paving will take place at the bridge approaches on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the bridge. The paving project is on track for completion before November 19.
Anticipated project-related travel restrictions for the upcoming week of November 14 are as follows:
New Jersey side
Continuing – Route 29 Roundabout Connector Lanes at I-295/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76) – Connector lanes beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge are expected to remain barricaded for three more weeks. This prevents U-turns and four ramp travel movements at the interchange:
- I-295 SB access to Route 29 NB (green map)
- I-295 NB access to Route 29 SB (orange map)
- Route 29 SB access to I-295 SB (purple map)
- Route 29 NB access to I-295 NB/WB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge Pennsylvania-bound (blue map)
Detour maps for the four affected travel movements listed follow in a gallery. Click on the arrows to move between them.
Explanation of the four affected travel movements are as follows:
- I-295 NB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-Bound) – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 6pm to 3pm (next day) Monday, November 15, through Friday, November 19.
- I-295 SB – Intermittent off-peak single-lane travel 10am to 6am (next day) Monday, November 15, through Friday, November 19.
- Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Reopened – Possible short-term flagging and stoppages at any time.
- Route 29 NB Bypass Lane – Possible short-term flagging and stoppages 7am to 5pm Monday, November 15, to Friday, November 19.
- NJ Route 175/Upper River Road – DAYTIME closure with detour via nearby Route 29 7am to 5pm Monday, November 15, to Friday, November 19.
- NJ Route 175/Upper River Road entry ramp to I-295 SB – Continuing 24/7 closure. DETOUR: Use the southern roundabout at the nearby I-295/Route 29 interchange to access the on-ramp for I-295 SB. (UPDATE: This closure is now projected to end on or about November 30.)
- I-295 WB – Possible off-peak single-lane travel 6pm to 3pm (next day) Monday, November 15, through Friday, November 19.
- I-295 EB and the Scudder Falls Bridge (NJ-Bound) – Possible off-peak single-lane travel 10am to 6am (next day) Monday, November 15, through Friday, November 19.
- I-295/Taylorsville Road Interchange (Exit 10) – No restrictions currently scheduled.
- 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, 7am to 5pm Monday, November 15, to Friday, November 19.
- Woodside Road from River Road to Park-n-Ride Lot – Possible closure for Scudder Falls Shared-Use Path dedication ceremony Tuesday, November 16. Possible flagging and short-term stoppages 7am to 5pm Monday and Wednesday to Friday.
All 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 – Aside from the continuous closures of the roundabout connector lanes beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, no other project-related lane closures are scheduled for the weekends of November 13-14 and 20-21.
Delaware Canal Towpath (PA side) – The towpath segment in the vicinity of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge and its Pennsylvania I-295 approach should be accessible moving forward.
Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath (NJ side) – Possible closures/stoppages in the area of where the towpath crosses beneath NJ Route 29 through the weekend of November 13-14 and on Monday, November 15.
Submitted by the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project. For more information click www.scudderfallsbridge.com.
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