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24/7 Closure of NJ Rte. 175 Access Ramp to I-295 SB Extended to Late December

EWING, NJ (Mercer County) – The NJ Route 175 entry ramp to I-295 South is expected to remain closed into late December and daytime closures along the NJ Route 29 southbound bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Bridge are scheduled to continue through Friday, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The I-295 South access ramp from Route 175/Upper River Road in Ewing, N.J. must remain closed until guiderail can be installed in the vicinity of areas where there are buried utility lines.  The closure is now expected to continue past Christmas.

Meanwhile, weekday closures of the Route 29 southbound bypass lane beneath the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge are needed to allow for installation of guiderails and weed-blocking asphalt and placement of loose rock and topsoil along the roadway.

The full schedule of currently scheduled possible project-related travel restrictions for the week of Dec. 12 is as follows:

New Jersey side 

  • I-295 NB and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge (PA-Bound) – Possible off-peak lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • I-295 SB – Possible off-peak lane closures 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • Route 29 SB Bypass Lane – Daytime closures with traffic diverted through adjacent interchange roundabouts, connector lane and ramps, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17. (Diversion route map attached.)
  • Route 29 NB Bypass Lane – Possible short-term flagging and stoppages 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.
  • I-295/Route 29 interchange ramps – Possible flagging/slowdowns for striping 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 17
  • Route 175/Upper River Road – Possible daytime closures with detour via nearby Route 29 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 17.

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.  (Diversion route map attached.) (UPDATE: This closure is now projected to continue into late December.)

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