I-295/Route 29 Interchange ramp closures begin next week as part of the Scudder Falls Bridge project
Detours to be in place for 18 weeks for roundabout construction
(Trenton) -New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a portion of the I-295/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 76) will be closed and detoured for 18 weeks beginning Monday, February 18 as part of the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement project.
Beginning at 4 a.m. Monday, February 18, the Delaware River Joint Bridge Toll Commission (DRJBTC), which owns and operates the bridge and is managing the replacement project, will be closing and detouring the following ramps:
- I-295 eastbound/southbound exit ramp to Route 29 northbound (first exit in New Jersey coming from Pennsylvania)
- I-295 northbound exit ramp to Route 29 southbound (last exit in New Jersey)
- Route 29 southbound and northbound entry ramps to I-295 northbound/westbound (onto the Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania)
The uninterrupted ramp closures and detours are needed to allow for construction of a roundabout on the upstream side of the I-295/Route 29 interchange.
Because of possible delays as people adjust to the ramp closures and detours, motorists are advised to allow extra time to reach their destinations if they plan to use the Scudder Falls Bridge or travel through the I-295/Route 29 interchange early next week. Residual peak-period travel impacts also might arise at the Taylorsville Road (Pennsylvania) and Scotch Road (Exit New Jersey) interchanges. The ramp closures/detours are scheduled to continue until June 24.
For detailed information about the closures and detours, including maps, see the DRJBTC press release or contact the DRJBTC press office at 215.862.7693.
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