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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Erin Phalon or Tim Greeley
609-530-4280

RELEASE July 10, 2009

 

NJDOT announces start of Route 295
rehabilitation in Camden and Gloucester counties

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the start of a resurfacing and pavement reconstruction project on Interstate 295 from Exit 24 to Exit 32 in Camden and Gloucester Counties.

“This $69 million ARRA-funded project is providing essential infrastructure improvements along Route 295 in Camden and Gloucester counties,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine. “This is a much-needed rehabilitation project that will preserve a critical roadway, boost the economy and create jobs.”

NJDOT will rehabilitate I-295 in Barrington, Bellmawr, Cherry Hill, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Lawnside and Tavistock in Camden County and West Deptford and Westville in Gloucester County. The existing roadway is deteriorated and in need of a complete rehabilitation. NJDOT will also replace five I-295 bridge decks. Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2012.

NJDOT planned the project in a manner that will minimize impacts to local businesses and residents. Construction will immediately begin south of the I-295/76/42 interchange with overnight single and double lane closures between mileposts 24.5 and 26.4 in West Deptford, Westville and Bellmawr.

On Monday night, July 20, NJDOT will begin construction north of the I-295/76/42 interchange with shoulder and single lane closures on I-295 southbound between mileposts 27.4 and 32.1 in Camden County.

Throughout construction, NJDOT will maintain three travel lanes in each direction on I-295 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. In order to maintain three lanes of traffic in each direction, NJDOT will employ median crossovers.

NJDOT will install a real-time work zone travel system along the project route. This system monitors traffic in the work zone and relays travel time data to Variable Message Signs (VMS) that alert motorists of the projected time needed to travel from their current location through the construction zone. NJDOT has placed VMS along Route 295 and local roadways to alert motorists of traffic pattern changes. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website, www.nj511.info for travel times and project updates.

ARRA will stimulate New Jersey 's economy by creating or supporting thousands of transportation-related jobs and making long-term improvements to roads, bridges and the transit system. New Jersey 's transportation allocation includes $652 million for highways and bridges and approximately $425 million for transit. That total includes approximately $164 million for county and local transportation priorities and approximately $19.5 million for transportation enhancement projects.

 
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  Last Updated:  July 24, 2009