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TRAVEL ALERT: Direct Connect Project Detours in Bellmawr Wed. & Thurs. Nights

I-76 eastbound Exit 1A and I-295 southbound lane closures Wednesday night in Bellmawr; I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed Thursday night

 

(Trenton) (April 10, 2024)- The I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound and one lane on I-295 southbound are scheduled to be closed tonight as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. In addition, 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 Thursday night.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 10 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, the left lane on I-76 eastbound before the Browning Road Bridge and the Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound are scheduled to be closed. In addition, the left lane on I-295 southbound is scheduled to be closed at the same time. The closures are necessary for pothole and deck joint repairs. The following detour 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

 

Thursday, April 11

Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 11 until 6 a.m. Friday, April 12, the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, will be closed and detoured for pothole and deck joint repairs. The right lane on I-295 southbound also will be closed just after Exit 28/Route 168. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place on 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

 

This 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 X (Twitter) @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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