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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: October 16, 2015

I-295 ramp to Route 42
to be closed tonight in Bellmawr

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the ramp from I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound will be closed overnight tonight Friday, October 16 as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight, NJDOT’s contractor, Conti Enterprises, will close the ramp from I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 17 to permit the installation of test piles.

The following detour will be in effect for those trying to access Route 42 southbound from I-295 southbound:

  • Continue on I-295 southbound to I-76 westbound. Take the Market Street Exit and make a left onto Market Street. Take exit to I-76 eastbound, proceed on I-76 to eastbound to Route 42 southbound.

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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