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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: September 30, 2016

NJDOT to shift lanes on I-295 northbound in Bellmawr
Temporary traffic pattern necessary for lane reconstruction

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a lane shift on I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties.

Beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, October 1, NJDOT contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., will shift lanes on I-295 northbound in the area of mile post 27.6 (Bell Road) to create a center work zone. The new configuration will have two lanes on the left side and one lane on the right side of the work zone. Motorists proceeding on I-295 northbound will be directed to keep to the left, those using Exit 28 to Route 168 will take the right lane.

The split between the two left lanes and one right lane will allow work to be staged in the center area to allow the full depth reconstruction of that middle lane. This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately three weeks. Motorists are advised to expect delays and reminded to obey posted speed limits through work zones.

The work is part of the $900 million 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 expected in the fall of 2024. NJDOT's project website provides construction activity schedules and updates.

Portable variable message signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work.

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 and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info.

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  Last Updated:  September 30, 2016