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DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT BELLMAWR: I-295 and Route 42 Exit closures overnight this week

 

Closures necessary for restriping work

 

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight closures of several exits on I-295 and Route 42 this week as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. 

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Wednesday, September 22

NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-295 northbound Exit 27 ramp to I-76 westbound on Wednesday, September 22 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday, September 23 to restripe the roadway. The following detour will be in place:

I-295 northbound Exit 27 ramp to I-76 westbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on I-295 northbound wishing to take Exit 27 to I-76 eastbound will be directed to continue on I-295 northbound
  • Take Exit 28/Route 168
  • Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 168
  • Stay in the right lane and take the ramp to I-295 southbound
  • Stay left to take Exit 26 to I-76 westbound

Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 Overnight Closures

The Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day to restripe the roadway under the Browning Road Bridge. The following detour will be in place:

Route 42 north Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on Route 42 northbound wishing to take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on Route 42 northbound to I-76 westbound
  • Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
  • Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
  • Turn right onto Collings Avenue
  • Turn left onto I-676 southbound which becomes I-76 eastbound
  • Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1B/I-295 northbound

In addition, the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve,is scheduled to be closed on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day to stripe the area in front of the guiderail attenuator where I-295 splits. The following detour will be in place:

I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound will be directed to exit left at Exit 26/I-76 westbound
  • Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound
  • Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue
  • Turn right onto Collings Avenue
  • Turn left onto I-676 southbound which becomes I-76 eastbound
  • Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1A/I-295 southbound

The work is part of the Direct Connect project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. To sign up for I-295 Direct Connect project updates go to295DirectConnect.com or text CONNECT to 1-844-844-3681.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. 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 real-time travel information, and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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