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Rt 295 Southbound Closed/Detour Monday and Thursday Nights

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(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed tonight and Thursday night for guide rail and attenuator repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. In addition, there will be lane closures on I-295 northbound on Wednesday and Route 42 northbound on Friday night to repair drums and attenuators.

Monday, May 8 and Thursday, May 11

The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 8 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 9. The right lane on I-295 southbound also will be closed after Exit 28/Route 168. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The same closure will be in place 10 p.m. Thursday, May 11 until 5 a.m. Friday, May 12. The following detour will be in place tonight and Thursday night:

 

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

Wednesday, May 10

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, the left lane on I-295 northbound be closed near the split for Exit 26 to repair the attenuator and drums. Motorists are advised to use caution and slow down.

 

Friday, May 12

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 12 until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 13 the right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed near the split for Exit 26. In addition, Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound will be closed and detoured to repair the attenuator at the exit. The following detour will be in place Friday night:

 

Route 42 northbound 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

 

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 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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