Route 29 Waterfront Improvements
Trenton, Mercer County
NJDOT began working with the community in 1996 when the residents of South Trenton expressed concerns about a proposal to expand Route 29 into a
six-lane highway. At that time, steep slopes, retaining walls and unsafe stairways were the only access to the river.
The meetings resulted in a plan that responded to the needs of the motorist and the community. It included a park on the deck over the Route 29
tunnel that provides visual access to the waterfront. The group provided input in the design, safety, maintenance, recreation and historical and
architectural elements for the deck park. Construction on the deck park, South River Walk, began in the Summer of
2002 with construction completed in December 2003. Community Partnering meetings continue addressing the proposed bike path, north riverwalk and
Safety Security and Maintenance Emergency Evacuation Plan.
All of the scheduled meetings have been concluded.