Notification for the Weigh Station/Welcome Center 6 Week Closure that will be implemented on the Scudder Falls Project starting approximately Wednesday May 29th at night. The closure of the Weigh Station/Welcome Center is needed to construct a portion of the project for the on ramps from Taylorsville Road to I-295 WB, and also to reconstruct the ramps in and out of the Weigh Station/Welcome Center.


4/7 Closure/Detour Scheduled to Begin Wednesday, May 29 At Taylorsville Road On-Ramp to I-295 West (Philadelphia-Bound)

LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – 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 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.  This will allow work crews to complete grading and paving activities along the Pennsylvania I-295 segment that that has been cordoned off to traffic for highway widening purposes since a major traffic shift went into effect last August.

The following posted detour will be in effect when the on ramp to I-295 West is closed at the I-295/Taylorsville interchange (Exit 10):

  • 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.