Motorists for the first time in months will be seeing travel restrictions for work on the Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project.
The work is scheduled to restart on June 1, which includes a three-week closure of the Taylorsville Road ramps on I-295.
Work crews on the Pennsylvania side are expected to resume lifting steel beams into place on a new approach bridge that will one day carry I-295 traffic toward New Jersey across Taylorsville Rd. toward the Scudder Falls Bridge’s downstream traverse.
That span across the Delaware river is currently under construction.
The Taylorsville Rd ramps will close beginning at 6 a.m. on June 1 also.
The two ramps are on the southwest side of the interchange; one is an entry ramp carrying motorists from Taylorsville Rd southbound to I-295 (east bound -south bound) for travel across the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey. The second is an exit ramp carrying traffic from I-295 east bound to Taylorsville Road for travel toward either Yardley or New Hope areas.
Intermittent daytime traffic stoppages lasting up to 15 minutes also will be used also on Taylorsville Rd for the ongoing project.
Two detours will also be implemented with ramp closures. Both detours will direct drivers to or from the Newtown-Yardley Road PA Route 332 interchange (Exit 8) two miles to the west along I-295
The detours will be in effect around the clock and are not expected to be end until June 19 at the earliest, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge officials said.
The closures will allow road crews to put drainage pipes and connections underneath and around the ramps, which border the newly built water basin. The ramps also will be realigned and repaved later in the project.