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I-295 northbound lane closure necessary for emergency retaining wall stabilization in Bellmawr


(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound was closed today at Essex Avenue for emergency retaining wall stabilization in Bellmawr, Camden County.

Beginning at approximately 12 noon today, the right lane on I-295 northbound where it crosses over Essex Avenue was closed for stabilization of a retaining wall. The lane closure will remain in place until further notice.  The closure is necessary to stabilize a retaining wall that has shifted and partially collapsed. The wall was built as part of the new roadway on the Direct Connection project. NJDOT is developing a plan to stabilize the wall and will continue to monitor the situation. Motorists should expect heavy congestion on I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound or plan an alternate route.

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 construction updates and real-time travel information. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOTand our Facebook page.