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I-295 northbound overnight lane closures and detour Monday and Tuesday in Bellmawr

 

Route 42 northbound Exit 1B also closed tonight and tomorrow

 

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures and a detour on I-295 northbound, as well as the closure and detour of Route 42 Exit 1B tonight and tomorrow night as the demolition of the Browning Road Bridge continues in Bellmawr, Camden County.

 

NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the two right lanes on I-295 northbound at Exit 26 where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia/I-295 toward Trenton tonight, Monday, January 24 and tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day.

 

In addition, the right lane on Route 42 northbound is scheduled to be closed just past Exit 14/Leaf Avenue and Exit 1B to I-295 northbound is scheduled be closed and detoured tonight, Monday, January 24 and tomorrow night Tuesday, January 25 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. These closures will allow underdeck removal and shielding work below the Browning Road Bridge. The following detours will be in place both nights:

 

I-295 northbound detour:

  • Motorists on I-295 northbound will be directed to stay left and take Exit 26 for 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 to I-295 northbound

 

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

  • Motorists 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 to I-295 northbound

 

Overnight lane closures continue for several weeks

In the coming weeks, there will be lanes closures Monday through Friday nights to allow for the Browning Road Bridge demolition. The closures are scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day on I-295 southbound and I-76 eastbound/Route 42 southbound. Closures on I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound/I-76 westbound will take place from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. Click here for a schedule of closures planned this week.

 

Typically, only two lanes of traffic in one direction will be closed at any one time with at least one lane open to traffic. To provide safety to workers and motorists, there is the possibility of temporary 15-minute traffic stoppages on some nights to accommodate the removal of bridge components that span additional lanes of traffic. In addition, there is the possibility for ramp closures and detours that have been used in the past, to provide additional safety.

 

The demolition of the Browning Road Bridge is beginning with the removal of pipe and conduit under the bridge, as well as installation of shielding under the bridge. When this work is complete, the deck will be removed and then the steel girders. Once all of the bridge structure over the I-295, I-76 and Route 42 is removed, demolition work will move to the east abutment and then to the west abutment. All of this work should be completed by spring.

 

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 to 295DirectConnect.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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