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Route 42 northbound lane closures required as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances


(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances in Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Animated_Jack_Hammer_Man_Funny-1sm

Beginning at 10:30 p.m., tonight, Friday, February 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the bridges and shift traffic into the right lane to install construction barrier to prepare for a traffic shift.  One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained. 

By 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 22, all three lanes on Route 42 northbound will reopen.  The left lane of Route 42 northbound will cross into the median and return to the mainline beyond the staged work area.  This configuration will remain in place until summer 2020.

The $9.6 million federally-funded project, which began in September 2017, will demolish and replace the two bridge deck spans on the Route 42 Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road and make repairs to the piers and abutments.  The project has been designed in stages with the bridge deck replaced one side at a time to reduce the impact to motorists.  Work is anticipated to be complete in fall 2020.

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 www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.