DETOUR: Overnight Closures of Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 Overnight detours are scheduled to be in place on Creek Rd for the week of Monday, February 23rd through Friday, February 27th. Creek Rd will be detoured beginning at 9:00pm each night and will reopen to traffic by 6:00am each morning. Overnight detours are also scheduled to be in place on Creek Rd from Friday night (February 27) at 9:00pm to Monday morning (March 2) at 6:00am. There are separate Creek Rd detour routes for trucks and local traffic. Overnight Detours Begin: Monday, February 23rd Overnight Detours End: Monday, March 2nd There will also be lane closures on Route 42 with periodic traffic stoppages on multiple nights.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):
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.
I-295 Direct Connection Ground Improvement Process
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.
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.
Market Street Ramp to I-76 Eastbound Detour Map (click to expand):
Market Street 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):