Upcoming Closures and Detours

Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 to be closed this weekend in Bellmawr

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 will be closed with a detour this weekend as the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr and Mr. Ephraim, Camden County advances.

NJDOT's contractor, PKF Mark III, is scheduled to close traffic across the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 overnight at 9 p.m., Friday, April 15 until 5 a.m., Monday, April 18. The closure will permit reconstruction of Creek Road between Harding Ave. and Coolidge Ave.

Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 to be closed next week

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 will be closed with a detour next week as the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr and Mr. Ephraim, Camden County advances.

Overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound continue in Bellmawr Demolition of I-295 Bridge over Route 42 to require detour. NJDOT has informed us of the following:

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an extra night of overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound tonight to permit the demolition the I-295 northbound bridge over Route 42 as the Direct Connection project progresses in Camden and Gloucester Counties.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, December 7, NJDOT's contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close one lane on Route 42 northbound at Exit 1B. At 10 p.m. two lanes will be closed and all lanes will be closed and detoured at 11 p.m. with all lanes reopened by 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

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

Motorists who want to stay on Route 42 northbound will take Exit 1B and use the left hand ramp to merge back onto Route 42 and 76.

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.


Printable Detour Map (PDF Download)
Route 42 North to I-295 North 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 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