LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is warning evening peak commuters to expect possible travel delays and backups in the Pennsylvania-bound direction after crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge later TODAY.
The exit and entry ramps linking I-295 Westbound and Taylorsville Road (Exit 10 – first interchange after crossing the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge into Pennsylvania) are expected to be shut down at 2 p.m. TODAY.
The travel restriction means evening-drive-time commuters traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania will not be able to exit onto Taylorsville Road this afternoon and tonight. Likewise, motorists seeking to enter I-295 westbound for travel toward Newtown, Philadelphia and other points west will be unable to do so.
The ramp closures are needed for final paving work to complete the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project. The two ramp closures at I-295 WB/Taylorsville Road are expected to remain in place overnight before being lifted approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Affected motorists are advised to plan ahead and use the nearby I-295 interchange at Route 332/Newtown-Yardley Road (Exit 8) while the I-295 westbound exit and entry ramps are closed at Taylorsville Road.
(Note: The entry and exit ramp connections for I-295 eastbound and Taylorsville Road will remain open.)
This special travel warning is in addition to the weekly project-related travel advisory issued last week.
More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.