Route 295 traffic shifts planned for this weekend in Camden County
(Trenton) - he New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that I-295 traffic will be shifted in Camden County as construction moves forward with a major resurfacing project.
Starting Friday night, July 30, NJDOT will shift three I-295 northbound lanes to the right, two southbound lanes to the left and one southbound lane will be maintained on the northbound side between Route 168 in Mount Ephraim and Route 561 in Cherry Hill. The work zone will be located on the right (western) portion of the southbound highway. This traffic pattern is expected to be in place by Monday morning and remain in place until December.
This work is part of a $69 million effort to 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 had become seriously deteriorated and was in need of a complete rehabilitation. The federally-funded project is also replacing five bridge decks along I-295.
Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2012.
Variable message signs will notify motorists of all upcoming traffic pattern changes. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website, www.511nj.org, for travel times and project updates.