Upcoming Closures and Detours

September 5th, 2014:
Weekend Closure of Market St. and Route 130 Southbound on-ramps to I-76 Eastbound


DETOUR: Route 130 Southbound Ramp to I-76 Eastbound
The ramp from Route 130 Southbound to I-76 Eastbound will be closed from Friday, September 5th at 9:00pm
through Monday, September 8th at 5:00am
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)

 Route 130 Southbound Ramp to I-76 Eastbound Detour Map (click to expand):

Route 130 Southbound Ramp to I-76 Eastbound Detour Video (YouTube):



DETOUR: Market Street Ramp to I-76 Eastbound
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
The ramp from Market Street to I-76 Eastbound will be closed from Friday September 5th at 9:00pm
through Monday, September 8th at 5:00am

 Market Street Ramp to I-76 Eastbound Detour Map (click to expand):

Market Street Ramp to I-76 Eastbound Detour Video (YouTube):


August 14th, 2014:
New traffic patterns on I-76 eastbound and I-295 northbound to begin


*Summary of on-going Construction Activities
Contract 1 and Contract 2 Construction Activities
*Timeframe is subject to contractor schedule and weather

NJDOT announced the opening of an interim ramp and installation of a median island that simplifies a difficult merge area by separating Route 42 north and I-295 north. The interim ramp will remain in use for several years and will allow traffic to exit Route 42 north and directly connect with I-295 north. The median will separate Route 42/I-76 traffic from I-295 northbound traffic and eliminate the need for motorists to move across lanes.
Official NJDOT Press Release

Interim Bypass Ramp Diagram (click to expand image):

Exit 1B on Rt 42 northbound has been relocated approximately a half-mile before its previous location. Motorists will encounter this new ramp just past the Creek Road overpass.

New bridges, walls and elevated roadways will require strengthening of the existing soil conditions beneath them so that large settlements can be avoided in the future. NJDOT and its contractors are utilizing a new engineering technology called Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) to compact and fortify the soil foundation on which new infrastructure will be built. This method of ground improvement strengthens the existing soils in place while reducing the time needed for construction.

Conrtolled Modulus Columns info (PDF)

For the I-295 Direct Connection project, this will involve installing concrete grout columns in the ground below the bridge and wall foundations and elevated roadways. The result will be underground columns of hardened concrete grout and improved soil conditions that will support the proposed construction.

Previous Closures and Detours

DETOUR: Closure of I-76 Westbound Exit Ramps to Market St. (Exit 1C) and Route 130 North (Exit 1D)
Printable Detour Map (PDF)
I-76 West Exit Ramps 1C and 1D Detour Map (click to expand image):

I-76 West Exit Ramps 1C and 1D Detour Video:



DETOUR: Overnight Closure of I-76 East Exit 1A to I-295 South
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
I-76 East to I-295 South Detour Route Map (click to expand):




DETOUR: Closure of I-295 South Ramp to Route 42 South
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)

 I-295 South to Route 42 South Detour Map (click to expand):

I-295 to Rt. 42 South Detour Video (YouTube):



DETOUR: Closure of Creek Road Bridge over Route 42
There are separate detour routes for trucks and local traffic.
Printable Detour Maps (PDF)
Creek Road Detour Maps (click to expand image):
Printable Truck Detour Maps (PDF)
Creek Road Truck Detour Maps (click to expand image):

 

DETOUR: Closure of Bell Road Bridge.
Printable Detour Map (PDF)
Bell Road Detour Map (click to expand image):


DETOUR: Overnight Closure of Essex Ave at Creek Rd I-295 Overpass
Detour will be in place during overnight hours and road will reopen before each morning
Printable Detour Map (PDF)

Essex Ave Detour Map (click to expand):



 

Reminder: New Traffic Pattern on I-76 westbound begins this week 6/5/14

I-76 westbound ramp closures this weekend and new traffic pattern to begin 5/30/14

I-76 ramps to Market Street and Route 130 closed 5/16-5/19/14

I-76 Overnight ramp closures and new traffic patterns begin as the Direct Connection project advances 5/6/14

I-76 Reconstruction will require lane closures and new traffic patterns 4/28/14

Weekend Closure of Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 4/25/14

Weekend Closure of Bell Road Bridge over Interstate 295 3/21/14

Motorists to get first taste of Direct Connection project benefits 1/31/14

Nighttime Closure of Bell Road Bridge over Interstate 295

Overnight lane closures on I-295 south and ramp to Rt.42 south December 27th-28th

Overnight lane closures announced for I-95/Rt.42/I-76 interchange December 7th-8th

Bell Road Bridge over Interstate 295 to be closed November 12th-14th

Essex Ave under I-295 to be closed October 1st-15th

I-76 East Ramp to be closed July 19-21

NJDOT Contract 1 Press Release 4/25/13

Direct Connection Project Aims to Improve Safety Article 4/16/13

NJDOT Breaking Ground Press Release 3/11/13

Project Breaks Ground Article 3-11-13

Project History Article 2-25-13

Public Review Process Article 2-21-13