Active Alert
May 21, 2019

24/7 Closure/Detour Scheduled to Begin Wednesday, May 29 At Taylorsville Road On-Ramp to I-295 West (Philadelphia-Bound)

Motorists using the Taylorsville Road on-ramp to I-295 West toward Newtown and Philadelphia should prepare for an uninterrupted six-week closure and posted detour beginning Wednesday, May 29 at 4:00 a.m.

The following posted detour will be in effect 24/7 through early July: (CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETOUR MAP)

  • Take the on-ramp for I-295 South and cross the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey.
  • Proceed on I-295 South past the first two exits at Route 29 (U-turn unavailable due to construction activities) and CR-579/Bear Tavern Road (traffic lights and congestion).
  • Follow I-295 to Scotch Road North (Exit 73A) and use the loop ramps to cross over I-295.
  • Enter I-295 North to proceed back to the Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania where the highway designation changes to I-295 West toward Philadelphia.

Job commuters heading on I-295 West toward Newtown, Oxford Valley, Route 1, Philadelphia and points south along I-95 should plan to expect to encounter the ramp closure that morning.

The aforementioned scheduled travel restrictions 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.

Active Alert
February 21, 2019

Major 24/7 Ramp Detours at I-295/NJ29 Interchange in New Jersey

Motorists are advised that a portion of the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange (Exit 76) on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge will be closed to traffic for 18 consecutive weeks.

Three traffic movements at the interchange will be affected and each will have its own respective detour route:

Important note:  Only select travel movements within the interchange are affected; the Scudder Falls Bridge, I-295 and Route 29 will remain open to thru-traffic.

Because of the scope of ramp closures and detours at the interchange, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is warning motorists who use the I-295/Route 29 interchange during peak commuting periods to allow extra time to reach their destinations as the public adjusts to the new travel restrictions.

Active Alert
March 31, 2018

Intermittent Weekday Closures of Canal Towpaths in PA & NJ near Scudder Falls Bridge through May

Intermittent weekday daytime closures of the canal towpaths on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the Scudder Falls Bridge are scheduled to allow for construction of approach bridges to the new Scudder Falls Toll Bridge's upstream span, which is scheduled to open sometime in July.

The Delaware Canal towpath on the PA side may have intermittent closures into June, but will be open on weekends.


The Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath on the NJ side will have intermittent closures through May.  Although unlikely, towpath closures also can occur on weekends when weekday construction activities are impacted by weather.