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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee or Tim Greeley
RELEASE: January 3, 2013

Overnight closure announced for Interstate 295 southbound Al-Jo Curve at I-76/Route 42 interchange
Safety barrier, highway lighting and other work needed
in Camden County

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that the Interstate 295 southbound Al-Jo Curve ramp underneath Interstate 76 is scheduled to be closed overnight this weekend in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim, Camden County.

To create a safe and efficient work zone for the crews to attack all the 'Clean Up NJ' maintenance needs of this ramp, the connection will be closed to motorists from 10 p.m. Saturday, January 5 until around 9 a.m. Sunday, January 6.

• I-295 southbound motorists will be directed to take I-76 northbound via Exit 26, use the Market Street exit to U-turn onto I-76 southbound to I-295 southbound or to Route 42 southbound.

NJDOT maintenance crews and contractors will work through the night repairing damaged barrier curb and guide-rail, re-energizing street lights along the ramp. In addition, Department crews will conduct tree trimming, litter and debris removal, street sweeping and clean drainage inlets. NJDOT scheduled the closure during overnight hours to minimize the impact to motorists. NJ State Police will assist with traffic management during the overnight closure.

Final barrier curb work will require a subsequent closure of the shoulder and one lane on the ramp next week.

Dynamic message signs will be used to notify motorists of the closure and detour. 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.


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