NJDOT has developed a traffic mitigation plan to ensure that traffic flows smoothly and safety through the construction zone.  One major priority was to maintain the current traffic capacity and ramp movements on I-295, Route 42, and I-76 throughout construction.  All travel lanes will remain open during peak rush hours with closures limited to nights to lessen the impact on your commute.

NJDOT Traffic Mitigation Plan Objectives:

  1. ŸŸŸŸŸŸMaintain acceptable levels of traffic flow through the construction area.
  2. Minimize travel delays experienced by motorists during construction.
  3. Educate the public about the purpose, objectives and benefits of the project.
  4. Encourage motorists to use transit and other alternative modes and educate travelers about the benefits of these modes.
  5. Reduce the number of incidents within the construction area.  

 

Traffic Mitigation Strategies being implemented by NJDOT:

  1. Route 42 southbound Improvements:  Add a 5th southbound lane on Route 42 between Route 55 and Leaf Avenue and relieve recurring evening commute problems which affect miles of I-76 eastbound and I-295 southbound traffic. This project is complete.
  2. Route 168 Operational Improvements:  Implement Adaptive Signal Control from Benigno Boulevard to Route 130 to optimize traffic signal timing and arterial traffic flow. This work is included in the Advanced Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Contract which is under construction.
  3. Route 130 Operational Improvements :  Implement Adaptive Signal Control from Highlands Ave to Route 38 (Airport Circle) to optimize traffic signal timing and arterial flow. This work is included in the Advanced ITS Contract which is under construction.
  4. ITS Field Devices:  Expand/enhance NJDOT's traveler information and travel time systems along all four freeways approaching the interchange within a 10-mile radius. Additional CCTV's are being added along Route 42 at Route 55 and on each leg of the interchange. This work is included in the ITS Advance Contract which is under construction.

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