EWING, NJ – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced a postponement of the scheduled opening date for the first roundabout at the I-295/Route 29 interchange on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge.

The roundabout – a circular intersection in which motorists travel counterclockwise around a raised center island – had been expected to become fully operational Monday morning, Oct. 22.

However, a series of staged construction activities at the busy highway interchange will not be completed in time to allow for the roundabout’s implementation as originally planned.

A new start date for the roundabout’s full opening has yet to be determined.

Corresponding transitioning work scheduled to take place during overnight hours this weekend – Oct. 19-21 – also has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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.



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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