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CNBNews TRAVEL ALERT: I-76 eastbound/Route 42 northbound ramp closures next week in Camden County


Overnight closures necessary to repair highway lighting fixtures

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight ramp closures next week on I-76 eastbound and Route 42 northbound, as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County.

NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, December 9, until 6 a.m. Friday, December 10.

That same night, Thursday, December 9, beginning at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, December 10, the Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound is also scheduled to be closed. The closures are necessary to repair highway lighting fixtures. Motorists should use caution, slow down in the work area, and move over if possible. The following detours will be in place:

I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound detour:

  • Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound will be directed to take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound,which is before Exit 1A
  • Take Exit 28/Route 168
  • Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 168
  • Take the ramp to I-295 southbound


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 Exit 1B to I-295 northbound

The work is part of the 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. To sign up for I-295 Direct Connect project updates go to 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 for real-time travel information, and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.