Upcoming Closures and Detours

Starting Wednesday, June 15th, at 8:00 P.M., Route 42 Northbound and Southbound from Exit 14 (Creek Road) to Route I-295 multiple lane closures. The lane closures will last approximately two to three weeks. Route 42 Northbound and Southbound have revised lane closure hours in the four lane section. Please refer to the schedule below:

Rt. 42 NB Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 PM – single lane closure
9:00 PM – double lane closure
10:00 PM –triple lane closure (single lane of traffic)
All lanes re-open by 5:00 AM.
Rt. 42 NB Friday & Saturday
9:00 PM – single lane closure
10:00 PM – double lane closure
11:00 PM – triple lane closure (single lane of traffic)
7:00 AM – back to a double lane closure
All lanes re-opened by 9:00 AM.
Rt. 42 SB Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 PM – single lane closure
9:00 PM – double lane closure
11:00 PM – triple lane closure (single lane of traffic)
All lanes re-opened by 6:00 AM.
Rt. 42 SB Sunday
9:00 PM – single lane closure
10:00 PM – double lane closure
11:00 PM – triple lane closure (single lane of traffic)
All lanes re-opened by 6:00 AM


I-295 Southbound Closure in Bellmawr Borough and Camden County

(Trenton) – Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Tuesday May 31st, Exit 26 to I-295 Southbound is scheduled to close traffic across the two right lanes on Route I-295 SB. All lanes will be closed and detoured at 10 p.m. with all lanes reopened by 5 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends.


Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
I-295 South to I-295 South Detour Route Map (click to expand):


*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: Overnight Closure of Route 42 North to I-295 North
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
Route 42 North to I-295 North Detour Route Map (click to expand):

DETOUR: Overnight Closure of Route 42 South Exit 1A to I-295 South
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
Route 42 South to I-295 South Detour Route Map (click to expand):




DETOUR: Overnight Closure of Route 42 North Exit 1B to I-295 North
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
Route 42 North to I-295 North Detour Route Map (click to expand):



DETOUR: Closure of Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 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: Detour to Route 42 South/Creek Rd and Route 42 North/Beningo Blvd
Printable Detour Map (PDF)


Detour to Route 42 North / Creek Rd (click to expand):
Printable Detour Map (PDF)


DETOUR: Overnight Closure of Essex Ave at I-295 Overpass
Printable Detour Map (PDF)

Essex Ave Detour Map (click to expand):



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


DETOUR: Route 130 Southbound Ramp to I-76 Eastbound
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: Overnight 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: I-76 East Exit 1B to I-295 North
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download) 
Click to expand detour map:



DETOUR: Closure of I-295 South Ramp to I-76 East / Rt.42 South
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
I-295 South to I-76 East / Route 42 South Detour Map (click to expand):


I-295 to I-76 East / Route 42 South Detour Video (YouTube):


DETOUR: Overnight Closure of I-295 South Exit 26 to I-295 South
Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
I-295 South to I-295 South Detour Route Map (click to expand):



 

Route 42 northbound lanes to be closed overnight for demolition work in Bellmawr 8/31/15

Route 168 ramp to I-295 to be closed in Bellmawr 8/27/15

I-295 ramp to Route 168 to be closed in Bellmawr for continued work 8/24/15

Ramp closures scheduled on Direct Connect Project 8/12/15

New traffic patterns on I-295 northbound to begin this week 7/21/15

I-295 northbound lane closures in Bellmawr 6/12/15

Route 42 northbound will have overnight lane closures 4/17/15

Traffic to be detoured on I-295 1/9/15

I-76 eastbound overnight lane closures to begin 1/5/15

Route 42 northbound to be closed overnight 12/26/14

Route 42 northbound and I-295 will have lane and ramp closures starting 12/12/14

Ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 northbound closed overnight 11/21/14

I-76 and Route 42 lane Closures for Week of 9/29/14

Route 42 northbound lane closures in Bellmawr 9/26/14

New traffic patterns on I-76 eastbound and I-295 northbound to begin 8/14/14

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