The next major facet of a five-week transitional period to open the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s first-completed span and realign its adjoining I-295 approach segments remains on track to start Wednesday, July 24 according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
Weather permitting, four interchange ramps that feed off of or onto I-295 in the New Jersey-bound direction will be shut down to traffic for up to three weeks. Posted detours will be put into effect to steer affected motorists onto alternative routes for entering or exiting I-295 EB in Pennsylvania or accessing Route 29 on the bridge’s New Jersey side.
At the I-295/Taylorsville Road interchange (New Hope-Yardley, Exit 10) in Pennsylvania, three ramps will close:
- The I-295 EB off-ramp to Taylorsville Road.
- The Taylorsville Road southbound entry ramp to I-295 EB/SB immediately before the old Scudder Falls Bridge.
- Taylorsville Road northbound entry ramp to I-295 EB/SB immediately before the old Scudder Falls Bridge.
Affected motorists from these ramp closures will be detoured to the Yardley-Newtown/Route 332 interchange (Exit 8) either along I-295 WB from the Taylorsville Road interchange or via Taylorsville Road and Route 332/West Afton Avenue/Yardley-Newtown Road.
Full details on these closures are posted on the project website at http://www.scudderfallsbridge.com/new-interchange-ramp-closures-to-start-wednesday-july-24/