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Ramp closure scheduled for bridge project

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is alerting motorists to prepare for an uninterrupted six-week closure and posted detour of the on-ramp from Taylorsville Road to I-295 West (old I-95 South) that is scheduled to begin early morning Wednesday, May 29.

The ramp, which carries traffic from Taylorsville Road onto I-295 toward Newtown and Philadelphia, must be shut down so it can be reconstructed as part of the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project. If all goes according to plan, the newly constructed ramp would open to traffic shortly after the Fourth of July.

Over the 40 days or so that the ramp is out of service, a posted detour will be in effect via the Scudder Falls Bridge and the Scotch Road interchange (Exit 73A) in New Jersey. The detour was determined in consultation with the Pennsylvania and New Jersey departments of transportation.

During the ramp shutdown period, the Pennsylvania Welcome Center along I-295 West between exits 10 and 8 also will be closed to traffic.

The plan is for the new I-295 WB on ramp from Taylorsville Road, the new widened I-295 WB approach roadway segment, and the Welcome Center’s corresponding entry/exit lanes to be completed before or around the time the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s first span opens to traffic in July.

Information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at