July 2021
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced significant travel changes beginning Monday, July 12, 2021 as the next major phase of the bridge replacement project begins.
Project Hotline: 1-855-495-7726 and Email address: info@scudderfallsbridge.com
New Wave of I-295 NJ-Bound Ramp Closures/Detours to Begin July 12
At Taylorsville Road in PA and Route 29 in NJ

The next major facet of Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project construction will entail around-the-clock closures/detours at three ramps on the Yardley side of the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 10) in Pennsylvania and at the
I-295 off-ramp to NJ Route 29 immediately after crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge into New Jersey.

The four highway exit and entry ramps will be shut down with posted detours before the peak morning commuting period on Monday, July 12. Once instituted, the ramp closures and detours are expected to remain in place for five weeks – ending on or about Monday, August 16. (Note: Unfavorable weather conditions could potentially affect this schedule.)

All detours for the affected ramps at the I-295 EB/Taylorsville Road interchange will be via the Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 8). The detour for the I-295 SB off-ramp to NJ Route 29 will be via the Scotch Road/CR-611 interchange (Exit-73A). Maps of the assigned detour routes are included in this communication.

Motorists who use the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge for travel from Pennsylvania into New Jersey are advised to expect delays and allow extra time to reach their destinations on Monday morning as weekday commuters adjust to the ramp closures and new detour routes.

Why the Ramp Closures Are Needed

The new travel restrictions will enable work crews to reconstruct the ramps prior to being put back into service with a new alignment of I-295 EB in Pennsylvania and I-295 SB in New Jersey. The new highway segment will feed NJ-bound I-295 traffic to and from the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s second parallel span, which is rapidly nearing completion immediately downstream of the span that opened in July 2019.

The reconstruction of the ramps will take place in coordination with work on the new sections of I-295 EB and SB, the new river bridge, and three smaller approach bridges – single-span structures across Taylorsville Road and the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania and a larger two-span structure across the Route 29 northbound bypass roadway, the Delaware & Raritan Canal, and Route 175/River Road in New Jersey. The plan is to open all of these facilities together in a limited capacity on or about August 16.

Once the second bridge span and related facilities are brought online, the project will shift into the third and final stage of construction. The project is scheduled to reach substantial completion with the full complement of travel lanes and ramps in service sometime in mid- to late-December.

More on the Upcoming Closures and Detours

I-295 EB off-ramp to Taylorsville Road (Exit 10)
DETOUR: Exit I-295 EB at the PA Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road interchange (Exit 8); follow detour signs for “Taylorsville Road” by proceeding eastbound on PA Route 332/Yardley-Newtown Road toward Yardley where Route 332 becomes West Afton Avenue before intersecting with Main Street (traffic light) in Yardley’s central business district. Make a left and proceed onto North Main Street, which becomes Taylorsville Road outside of Yardley.

On-ramp for I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-bound from Taylorsville Road SB
DETOUR: From the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange, follow detour signs for “I-295 SB;” take the nearby entry ramp for I-295 WB toward Newtown and Philadelphia, proceed to the Route 332/Yardley-Newtown interchange (Exit 8), make a left at the top of the exit ramp, cross over I-295, immediately bear right onto the entry ramp for I-295 EB, and proceed back toward the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge where I-295 EB becomes I-295 SB upon crossing into New Jersey.

On-ramp for I-295 and the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge NJ-bound from Taylorsville Road NB
DETOUR FROM YARDLEY CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT: Follow detour signs for I-295 SB from East Main Street; proceed onto West Afton Avenue (PA Route 332), bear right at intersection with Yardley-Newtown Road (PA Route 332), proceed to the interchange with I-295 EB, bear right onto ramp for I-295 EB toward the Scudder Falls Tolls Bridge where I-295 EB becomes I-295 SB upon crossing into New Jersey.

I-295 SB off-ramp to Route 29 immediately after crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge into New Jersey (first NJ exit)
DETOUR: Upon crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge from Pennsylvania into New Jersey, follow detour signs for Route 29, continue on I-295 SB to the I-295/Scotch Road interchange, proceed to exit 73A, bear right onto loop ramp, cross I-295, immediately take the loop ramp for I-295 NB, proceed back toward the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge, and take the last New Jersey exit for Route 29.

Detour Maps

I-295 EB/Taylorsville Road Interchange Ramp Closures Detour Map
This map may be accessed on the project website here.
I-295 SB Exit Ramp to NJ Route 29 Detour
This map may be accessed on the project website here.
Note: All dates listed above are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and equipment/materials mobilization considerations. Motorists are urged to allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to reduce speeds and exercise caution when travelling through project work areas.
Please visit www.scudderfallsbridge.com for the latest travel advisories, construction updates, progress photos and more.

Motorists, residents and other interested parties may submit questions or comments via any of the methods below:

Toll-free information line: 1-855-495-7726
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