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TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 northbound to have overnight lane and ramp closures for several nights

Exit ramps to and from Route 168 closed and detoured

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 northbound will have two lanes closed overnight for several nights, as well as two ramps closed and detoured to repave I-295 northbound as the Direct 6a00d8341bf7d953ef016762ddcc93970b-800wiConnection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. 

Beginning at 9 p.m., tonight Friday, June 28 until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday June 29, and again from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday nights, July 1 and 2, NJDOT’s contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., is scheduled to close the right two lanes of I-295 northbound beginning just past Exit 25 - Delsea Drive through just past Exit 28 - Route 168/Black Horse Pike to repave the right two lanes. One lane will be maintained at all times.

In addition, I-295 northbound Exit 28 - Route 168/Black Horse Pike and the Route 168/Black Horse Pike southbound ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed for those three nights while paving is taking place. The following detours will be in place:

I-295 northbound Exit 28 – Route 168/Black Horse Pike detour

  • Motorists traveling on I-295 northbound wishing to take Exit 28 – Route 168/Black Horse Pike will be directed to continue on I-295 northbound
  • Take Exit 32
  • Stay left and turn left onto Haddonfield-Berlin Road
  • Take the ramp to I-295 southbound
  • Take Exit 28 – Route 168/Black Horse Pike

Route 168/Black Horse Pike southbound ramp to I-295 northbound detour

  • Motorists traveling on Route 168/Black Horse Pike southbound wishing to take the ramp to I-295 northbound be directed to take Route 168/Black Horse Pike northbound
  • Turn left onto CR551/Kings Highway
  • Turn right on Market Street
  • Take the ramp to I-76 eastbound
  • Stay to the left and take Exit 1A to I-295 southbound
  • Take I-295 southbound to Exit 24B/CR551 Westville/Woodbury Heights
  • Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Broadway
  • Go under I-295 and turn left onto the ramp for I-295 northbound

The work is part of the $900 million Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. The Direct Connection project has been divided into four construction contracts, with completion expected in the fall of 2024. NJDOT's project website provides construction activity schedules and updates.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with Direct Connection. 

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.