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.


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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