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Route 29 Bypass roadway to close


The New Jersey Route 29 northbound bypass of the I-295/Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge is scheduled to be shut down around-the-clock starting on Jan. 20.

During the roadway closure, affected traffic will be diverted through portions of the interchange’s new system of ramps and roundabouts for reconnection with Route 29 NB for travel toward Washington Crossing and Lambertville.

The 24/7 bypass shutdown and traffic diversion plan applies only to NJ Route 29 northbound travel and is expected to be in place approximately 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20. Traffic on I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge should not be affected.

The travel restriction is currently scheduled to last one week, but will be extended an additional three weeks – until the week of Feb. 16 – if traffic impacts do not exceed projections. Under the closure and diversion plan, motorists should expect to encounter delays and backups only during weekday evening-peak travel periods – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The upcoming travel restriction will allow for excavation activities and drainage installation work within the closed bypass section.

The bypass closure is the first in a series of travel restrictions that are expected to be needed over the next 18 months to safely carry out Stage 2 construction activities for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.

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