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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: May 16, 2014

I-76 ramps to Market Street and Route 130 closed this weekend

Detours will be in place


(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced two ramps from I-76 westbound will be closed this weekend in Mt. Ephraim and Gloucester City, Camden County.

At 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 16 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 19, I-76 westbound Exit 1C (Market Street) and Exit 1D (Route 130 northbound) will be closed. NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, will do a full reconstruction of the Route 130 northbound ramp and install drainage inlets and do electrical work on the Market Street ramp.

The following detour will be in place:

• Motorists on I-76 westbound will be directed to stay right and take the I-676 split (Exit 2) to Collings Road (Exit 1) westbound. Motorists take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1C (Route 130 southbound) to the Market Street Exit to Route 130 northbound.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes associated with Direct Connection.

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. The I-76 reconstruction in the Market Street area is part of the $160 million Contract 1, which includes work along I-295 south of Essex Avenue, and the replacement of the Creek Road and Bell Road bridges.Work under this first contract is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

The Direct Connection project has been divided into four separate construction contracts, with completion of the fourth and final contract in the fall of 2021. NJDOT's project website provides construction activity schedules and updates.

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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