TRAVEL ALERT - Overnights Feb. 16 & 17
Overnight Lane/Ramp Closures at Exit 1 in NJ
Motorists could encounter travel delays during overnight periods -- 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (next day) -- Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at the I-95/Route 29 interchange (Exit 1) in New Jersey. A series of lane and ramp closures with corresponding detours will be implemented for installation of steel girders between the new bridge's abutment and pier. After the Saturday night restrictions are lifted 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, the overnight detours (maps below) are expected to continue -- weather permitting -- on weeknights until further notice:
I-95 to Route 29 Exit Ramp Detour
Route 29 Detours at I-95 Interchange
Total Project Area: 4.4 miles along I-95 from Yardley-Newtown Road/Route 332 Interchange (Exit 49) in Pennsylvania to Bear Tavern Road/Route 579 (Exit 2) in New Jersey
Major Project Elements:
- Replace the current congestion-prone, functionally obsolete Scudder Falls Bridge with a dual-span structure carrying six thru-traffic lanes (three in each direction) and three auxiliary lanes (two northbound, one southbound) for traffic merging onto and off the bridge.
- Widen to the inside the bridge’s Pennsylvania I-95 approach, increasing the roadway to three lanes in each direction.
- Reconstruct the entire I-95/Route 29 Interchange (Exit 1) and its associated ramps and structures in Ewing, N.J.
- Reconfigure the I-95/Taylorville Road Interchange (Exit 51) in Lower Makefield, PA.
- Erect noise-abatement walls where warranted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (PA noise walls began in 2016)
- Improve/expand drainage and approach-roadway exit/entry transitions in New Jersey.
- Construct a pedestrian/bicycle walkway on the new bridge’s upstream side, connecting the recreational canal towpaths in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- Install an all-electronic tolling (AET) gantry and related infrastructure for highway-speed toll collection along the new bridge’s southbound lanes through E-ZPass tag readers and high-speed video cameras for license-plate billing.
- Mitigate environmental impacts from construction to protect shortnose sturgeon, red-bellied turtles, Indiana bats, yellow lampmussels, wetlands, and other natural and cultural resources.
Electronic Tolling Start (southbound only): Sometime in 2019.
Estimated Full Project Duration: 4-1/2 years
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