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.