EWING, NJ – The on-ramp to I-95 south from Bear Tavern Road/County Route 579 south will be closed overnights starting Tuesday and continuing on weeknights for much of January, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The ramp closure is needed to carry out a new facet of the 4-1/2-year Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project involving the installation of noise walls and other improvements in the vicinity of the at the I-95/ Bear Tavern Rd. (CR-579) interchange (Exit 2).

The first closure will begin 10 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and end 6 a.m. the following morning, Wednesday.  The overnight closures are expected to continue weekdays for the next several weeks, weather permitting.  The ramp will be open on weekends and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.  The other four ramps at the interchange will not be affected and are currently scheduled to remain open 24/7.

When the ramp is closed, a posted detour (click here for detour map) will be in effect:

  • Traffic on Bear Tavern Road (CR-579) south that is seeking to access I-95 south will be directed to continue south across I-95 to the next traffic light and make a left turn onto the access ramp for I-95 north.
  • Motorists are to proceed to the I-95/Scotch Road-County Route 611 interchange (Exit 3B) where they are to cross I-95 and take the on-ramp to I-95 south immediately after crossing the overpass.

Variable message signs have been installed to warn motorists of the approaching overnight ramp closures.

The scheduled overnight ramp closure periods 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.

Additional information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at: www.scudderfallsbridge.com.


About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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