EWING, NJ – The scheduled full opening of the recently completed downstream roundabout at the I-295/NJ Route 29 interchange is being postponed to next week due to forecasted rainy weather the next two nights, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
The single-lane roundabout is off the first exit ramp on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge. Once fully put into service, the roundabout will serve multiple traffic movements between I-295 SB and Route 29 NB and SB.
As a result of the postponement, overnight ramp closures that were scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, or Friday, Nov. 2, will also be postponed to sometime next week.
Specific new dates for the roundabout’s full opening and corresponding overnight preparatory ramp closures have yet to be determined.
The new roundabout, which opened partially to limited traffic in August, is one of two such traffic-facilities that will be integrated into a redesigned/reconstructed I-295/Route 29 interchange under the current Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project. Construction on the other roundabout – on the interchange’s upstream side – is expected to begin early next year.
More information on the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project is available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com.