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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro, Kevin Israel or Daniel Triana
RELEASE: August 12, 2015

Ramp closures scheduled
this week on Direct Connect Project

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound will be closed Thursday, August 13 and two lanes of I-295 southbound near exit 26 will be closed Friday, August 14 for repaving as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties.

I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound ramp closure

Starting Thursday, August 13 at 9:00 p.m., NJDOT contractor, PKF Mark III, will close the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound until 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14 to allow for reconstruction and realignment. The following detour will be in place:

Primary detour –  I-76 eastbound to exit 1B, I-295 northbound, to exit 28 (Route 168).  Route 168 northbound to I-295 southbound. 

Secondary detour – I-76 eastbound to Route 42 southbound exit 14 (Creek Road).   Take Creek Road to Route 42 northbound to Route I-295 northbound (exit 1B).  Take I-295 northbound to exit 28. Take Route 168 to I-295 southbound.

I-295 southbound at Exit 26

Starting at 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 14 the left lane at mile 27.0 near exit 26 on I-295 southbound will be closed for repaving. At 11:00 p.m., both lanes of I-295 southbound will be closed and the following detour will be in place:

I-295 southbound - Keep left and take Exit 26 to I-76 westbound.  Take exit 1C, Market St.  Make a left onto Market St., cross over I-76, bear right onto I-76 eastbound.  Take I-76 eastbound to Exit 1A, I-295 southbound.

All lanes will be reopened by 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15.

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. Throughout the project, NJDOT will provide information before upcoming lane closures or traffic shifts.

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 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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  Last Updated:  August 12, 2015