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Route 42 northbound lane closures Thursday

 To shift traffic as Missing Moves advances in Deptford, Gloucester County
At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight


(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 42 northbound Thursday night, as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Deptford, Gloucester County. This work was originally scheduled for tonight.

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Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, until 6 a.m. Friday, June 30, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close the two left lanes on Route 42 northbound just before Route 55 merges with Route 42. The lane closures are necessary to implement a traffic shift. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained overnight. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays or plan an alternate route.


By 6 a.m., Friday, June 30, Route 42 northbound will be split with a work zone in the middle of the roadway. One lane of traffic will be maintained to the left of the work zone, and two lanes will be maintained to the right of the work zone. This traffic pattern is expected to remain in place until the end of the summer.


The $180 million federally-funded 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.


Variable Message Signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring 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 construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT and our Facebook page.