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CNB Travel Alert: I-76 eastbound Exit 1B/Route 42 southbound Exit 14/ Closed Thursday night


Closures necessary for drainage and tunnel work

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound and the Route 42 southbound ramp to Leaf Avenue/Creek road Wednesday and Thursday nights as the Direct Connect and Missing Moves projects advance in Bellmawr, Camden County. 

I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound

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Beginning a 10 p.m. Thursday, January 26, until 5 a.m. Friday, January 27, the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured. In addition, the two left lanes in the tunnel will be closed, with two lanes of traffic maintained in the tunnel overnight. These closures are necessary for work in the tunnel. The following detour will be in place both nights:


I-76 eastbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound detour


  • Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound wishing to take I-295 northbound will be directed to continue on I-76 eastbound
  • Stay right to merge on to Route 42 southbound
  • Take Exit 12 to CR 544 to Route 41/Deptford/Woodbury/Runnemeade
  • Stay right to Route 41/East 544/Runnemeade/Glassboro
  • Take Clements Bridge Road and turn right onto Route 41 southbound
  • Stay right to take the ramp to Route 42 northbound
  • Take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound


Route 42 southbound Exit 14 closures

The Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to CR 573/Creek Road Bellmawr and the Leaf Avenue ramp onto Route 42 southbound are scheduled to be closed on Thursday, January 26, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day for drainage work. The following detours will be in place:


Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour:

  • Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound wishing to take Exit 14 to CR 753/Creek Road/Bellmawr will be directed to continue on Route 42 southbound
  • Take Exit 13 to Route 55 southbound/Glassboro/Vineland
  • Take Exit 58 to CR 621/Deptford/Almonesson
  • Turn left on Almonesson Road
  • Turn right onto Route 47/Delsea Drive northbound, which becomes Broadway
  • Turn right onto Creek Road before the Brooklawn Circle
  • Take Creek Road back to Leaf Avenue/Harding Avenue


Leaf Avenue ramp to Route 42 southbound detour:

  • Motorists wishing to get on Route 42 southbound from Leaf Avenue will be directed to continue on Creek Road eastbound
  • Turn right onto Edgewood Avenue
  • Turn right onto Leaf Avenue
  • Take the ramp onto Route 42 northbound
  • Take Route 42 north, which becomes I-76 westbound
  • Take Exit 1C/Market Street
  • Make a left onto Market Street
  • Make a right onto the ramp for I-76 eastbound which becomes Route 42 southbound

The work is part of the $180 million federally-funded Missing Moves project will build new ramps connecting Route 42 northbound to I-295 southbound, and I-295 northbound to Route 42 southbound in order to allow for the direct movement of traffic between the two roadways. These are commonly known as the “missing moves.” The project will also include the demolition and reconstruction of the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 between Route 42 and Almonesson Road. The majority of the project will be built off of the roadways and will have minimal impact on traffic on Route 42 and I-295.  The project is expected to be completed in late 2023.

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.